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Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Technologies, AI, Smart Buildings, ISO 41001 Updates

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 28th November 2018

Facilities management is a complex role and even more so now in a business environment that is heavily regulated, paper work is mounting and pressures to be on top of it all are growing. The Facilities Management conference will discuss in detail where the sector is going, how to keep up with growing demands of the role and what’s changing in terms of fire safety management, GDPR, ISO, technologies and risk assessment.

This and much more will be covered by an expert panel of speakers and delegates will leave more informed on where to focus attention over the next 12 to 18 months.

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5 Structured CPD Points

Time

Description

8.15

Registration with tea, coffee and pastries

8.50

Chairperson – Terry Prone, Chairperson, the Communications Clinic

Overview

  • What’s changing in Facilities management
  • What will facilities management look like in 10 years?
  • Workplace Transformation & Settings
  • Supporting Mobile working and remote access

9.00

Risk Analysis & Business Continuity

  • Roles and Responsibilities for Building Owners and Facility Managers.
  • Developing an Emergency Response Plan.
  • Managing an Internal Emergency to keep operations going at a time of crisis.

Speaker: Paddy McDonnell Dir., Fire & Safety Consultant, Phoenix STS Ltd

9.40

Managing Fire Safety in occupied buildings – How to Conduct Competent Fire Risk Assessment Inspections

  • How to avoid missing fire safety hazards.
  • Current guidance and professional conduct.
  • Is there a big percentage of hazards missed in risk assessment?
  • How to carry out a competent visual Inspection and observational consistency. 
  • Constantly checking your assumptions, recommendations and data sources 
  • The Grenfell Tower tragedy and how it’s a game changer when considering competency in the conduct of fire risk assessments.

Speaker: Dr Victor Hrymak, Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology

10.20

Holistic fire risk management and the importance of passive fire measures

  • What is holistic fire risk management?
  • Legislative requirements
  • What do we mean by passive fire measures and how do they fit into the overall building fire picture?
  • How do passive fire measures support the facilities management of a building?
  • What do you need to do to ensure the measures you employ remain suitable?

Speaker: Glen Sumner, Associate Director, IFC Group

11.00

Coffee break and chance to network

11.30

The Importance of correct installation, inspection & maintenance

  • What can go wrong
  • Inspection of critical elements
  • Installation and the devil in the detail
  • Maintain, upgrade or replace?
  • The importance of specifying third party certified installers and products

Speakers: Rob Axe, Senior Fire Safety EngineerIFC Group

12.10

ISO 41001, the new international Management Systems Standard (MSS) for Facilities Management (FM)

  • The new ISO international standard for facility management has been published and specifies requirements for the development, implementation and maintenance of effective facilities management regimes for all sectors of industry and businesses worldwide.
  • This ISO 41001 workshop provides you with an introduction to the MSS, and the benefits it can bring to your FM structure, resourcing and service delivery.
  • Introduction to the management system standard.
  • Benefits of implementing the standard for your FM Structure, resourcing and service delivery.
  • High Level Structure of the Standard – Annex SL.
  • Overview of the ISO 41001 Requirements, and how it relates to your objectives and organisation

Speaker: Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

1.00

Q&A Session

1.15

Lunch and chance to network

2.00

GDPR for Facilities managers

  • Managing Personal data in the FM setting

Speaker: Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

2.40

FM & Technologies

  • Facility Management – do we really understand what this means?? And why it is so important for new ways of working
  • FM & Technology – why bother?
  • Ground rules – what we need to make this happen – getting the basics right
  • Potential is huge, but who controls the data?
  • Some examples of the “art of the possible”
  • Big data, artificial intelligence and automation 
  • BIM – Smart Buildings & Smart Apps
  • Creating a connected workplace

Speaker: Chris Jeffers, Partner, Head of FM Consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall

3.20

Managing the Buildings Energy usage and ratings

  • Use of Building Energy Ratings and compliance tools
  • Operational energy through Display Energy Certificates and EXEED
  • Where do sustainability tools such as LEED and BREEAM fit in

Speaker: Orla Coyle, Programme Manager, Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit, SEAI

4.00

Conference Close

Terry Prone

Terry Prone

Chairperson, The Communications Clinic

Terry Prone has delivered communications training and consultancy in sixteen countries.

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She has published twenty-eight books, including critically-acclaimed novels and an award-winning short story collection.

Terry appeared on TV first at thirteen, becoming a regular in her teens and presenting her own radio show at sixteen – the same year she joined the Abbey Theatre Company (while still at school.)

Having made her previous company into a communications household name, she sold it ten years ago “for a pleasing sum” and then went on to set up The Communications Clinic with her husband the late Tom Savage, her son, Anton Savage and three close friends. She’s the Chairman of The Communications Clinic, a columnist for the Irish Examiner and a radio/TV analyst.

Caroline GeogheganCaroline Geoghegan

Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

CG Business Consulting was founded in 2009 by Caroline Geoghegan.

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Caroline is a Chartered Quality Professional with over 16 years of experience in advisory and management roles within the construction, banking, finance, insurance and consultancy sectors. Caroline holds a B.A. in Business Studies, a Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, is a Certified Lead Auditor and holds a Master Trainer Certificate from the Irish Management Institute (IMI).

Caroline has significant experience in developing and delivering ISO Management Systems, she has worked with hundreds of businesses in Ireland, UK and America where she assisted them in the development and implementation of their management systems across a variety of industry sectors including Professional Services, Finance, Local Authority, Government, Training & Education, Transport & Logistics, Waste Management, Utilities, Banking, Manufacturing, Motorway Maintenance, Engineering and Construction sectors.

Caroline is regarded as a leader in her field and has developed a strong reputation for being passionate, professional, dedicated, results driven, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very much client-focused. In 2015 she was also recognised by Business and Finance as one of the top movers and shakers in Ireland. Caroline has consistently been highly recommended by many other organisations and is described by her clients as an “outstanding professional with relentless energy”. Caroline has recently been appointed to the board of Quality Ireland.

Paddy McDonnell

Paddy McDonnell

Technical Director, Phoenix Safety Training Services

Paddy has over 20 years experience in Fire Engineering and 13 in Occupational Safety and Health.

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From 2000 until his retirement he was a senior lecturer at the School of Military Engineering in the Irish Defence Forces Training Centre, lecturing on fire safety both operational and prevention, breathing apparatus, and road crash rescue. Paddy also was required to carry out fire safety inspections and audits of buildings within the defence forces and advise on building regulations and fire safety compliance issues.

As the Director of Phoenix STS Ltd and one of the fire safety consultants working within the company, his role consists of advising on fire safety training programs, pre-fire planning, evacuation strategies, building regulations and fire safety compliance issues. This involves me working with both the public and private sector on a variety of sites ranging from stand-alone Community-Based Dwellings (Disability Sector), Nursing Homes (Residential Care), Clinics and Hospitals.

He is a Chartered Engineer with the IIE (C.IIE C.Eng), a Graduate of the IFE (G.I.Fire.E), a Graduate of IOSH (Grad IOSH) and the Chairperson of the Fire Risk Management Section (FRMS) of the IOSH, a member of the NFPA, IITD, NAHFO and the Chairperson of the Ireland Branch of NAHFO.

Chris Jeffers

Chris Jeffers

Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall (UK) Limited

Chris is a Partner and Head of Facility Management Consultancy at leading property and construction consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall.

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He is chair of the BIFM Procurement Special Interest Group, and regularly supports and contributes to a number of industry bodies and publications, applying over two decades of knowledge and experience in the property and facility management sectors. He is a Chartered Facility Management Surveyor with the RICS, has been a BIFM Educational Standards assessor, and is a RICS APC mentor.

Throughout his career Chris has worked in the UK and internationally for public, private and charitable sector clients. He specialises in FM strategy development, procurement projects, estates rationalisation, asset management and FM cost reviews, whole life cost analysis, soft landings, technical adviser roles, service improvement initiatives, and he has a proven track record in delivering solutions to a wide client base.

Chris’ depth of experience and expertise enables him to understand varied client requirements related to property management, FM and asset lifecycle cost advice and operational strategies, as well as valuable insight into planning and costing FM services and asset replacement for a wide range of building types.

Dr Victor Hrymak

Dr Victor Hrymak

Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr Victor Hrymak is a fire & safety consultant, expert witness and the principal lecturer for the MSc in Environmental Health & Safety at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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He has over 30 years of experience with public and private sector organisations. This extensive experience includes inspection, project management and enforcement roles in London, as well as the head of Fire & Safety for Trinity College Dublin.

He is a published safety author and has presented at National & International academic conferences as well as many professional fora. His expertise and research interests involve safety auditing, the selection and conduct of risk assessments and the implementation of safety management systems.

Orla Coyle

Orla Coyle

Programme Manager – Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit

Orla is a Chartered Engineer who joined SEAI in 2017 as Programme Manager for NZEB and High Performance Retrofit.

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She has 20 years’ experience in the energy performance of buildings both in Ireland and Australia. As a consultant Orla was involved the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment of both new and existing buildings.

Rob Axe

Rob Axe

Senior Fire Safety Engineer, IFC Group

Rob Axe is a Senior Fire Safety Engineer at International Fire Consultants Limited, within the Product Evaluation and Assessment department.

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He has been working within the fire safety industry for over 10 years, with knowledge and experience across a range of passive fire protection systems including, timber fire doors, penetration seals, cavity barriers, load bearing and non-loadbearing wall systems and glazed screens. In his current role, Rob develops robust Engineering Assessments and bespoke site solutions based upon relevant test data.
In his previous role, Rob was responsible for the management of a leading UKAS accredited fire resistance testing facility, which undertook varied and complex testing programmes, using both 3m x 3m full-scale and 1.5m x 1.5m indicative furnaces. Rob has witnessed approximately 1,000 fire resistance tests, so is knowledgeable as to the likely performance of elements of construction when subjected to fire test conditions.

The IFC Group are a specialist fire safety consultancy, delivering sought-after advice and critical assistance including: Fire Engineering, Fire Risk Management, Fire Strategies, Certification, Product Engineering Assessments and Fire Systems Design to professionals across the built environment.

The Group’s holistic approach and team of engineers and fire safety professionals bring together an unrivalled expertise in regulations, standards, construction and fire testing, that allow us to offer a truly top-to-toe fire safety consulting experience; one that provides tailored and actionable solutions for both passive and active fire protection. As such, the IFC Group are recognised internationally as the go-to professionals in all aspects of Fire Safety and are trusted by many of the most prestigious construction firms, architects, building and estate owners.

The Hackitt Report has already led to changing construction practices. The IFC Group are in front of the curve for many of these changes, anticipating what that means to the industry & ensuring fire safety is right first time, every time.

Glen Sumner

Glen Sumner

Associate Director, IFC Group

Glen Sumner is an Associate Director at International Fire Consultants Limited and is responsible for heading the Fire Safety Management division.

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He is a member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers. Glen has been improving standards and working in fire safety for 22 years, providing critical advice and understanding across multiple market sectors including: educational facilities, commercial and retail premises and estates, residential properties, government buildings, waste and recycling, and aviation infrastructure.
Before joining the IFC Group, Glen was responsible for health, safety, fire and building services compliance across a property portfolio spanning 7 international airports, with a combined value of £11bn. The role required Glen’s input and leadership to several web-based tools that were used to manage change in the airport buildings, as well as schedule and record the maintenance of over 250,000 assets, record periodic inspections of each premises and report appropriate performance management indicators.

The IFC Group are a specialist fire safety consultancy, delivering sought-after advice and critical assistance including: Fire Engineering, Fire Risk Management, Fire Strategies, Certification, Product Engineering Assessments and Fire Systems Design to professionals across the built environment.

The Group’s holistic approach and team of engineers and fire safety professionals bring together an unrivalled expertise in regulations, standards, construction and fire testing, that allow us to offer a truly top-to-toe fire safety consulting experience; one that provides tailored and actionable solutions for both passive and active fire protection. As such, the IFC Group are recognised internationally as the go-to professionals in all aspects of Fire Safety and are trusted by many of the most prestigious construction firms, architects, building and estate owners.

The Hackitt Report has already led to changing construction practices. The IFC Group are in front of the curve for many of these changes, anticipating what that means to the industry & ensuring fire safety is right first time, every time.

This event will be of real interest to anyone involved in facilities management, property management or buildings management of school and education facilities, hotels, retail complexes, office blocks, apartments or residential buildings, government buildings and protected buildings.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Apex Fire Ltd is a wholly Irish owned Company specializing in Fire Detection, Protection & Fire Training, coupled with a registered quality system to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015.

Apex Fire’s main products includes Portable and mobile fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, layflats hoses, Landing Valves, key & bar, standpipes & other Fire Brigade equipment.

Apex Fire also have a Fire Alarm Systems Division involving the installation, commissioning & servicing of Fire Alarm Detection Systems to IS 3218: 2013 & Emergency Lighting to IS 3217: 2013.

Other Apex Fire Services include Fire & Safety Training, Manual Handling, Hydrant/Riser Testing, Hose Reel Testing/Installation, Fire Brigade Equipment, Fixed Suppression systems, First Aid Supplies/Training and Portable Fire Extinguishers Selection, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance to I.S. 291:2015 and also mobile units.

See our One Plan on our website www.apexfire.ie for full details. Alternatively contact us on our Lo Call Number 1850 929 829 for further information.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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