• Evacuations • Smart Technologies • Rescue Robots • BREXIT & Testing • The Ocado Fire

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 06th May 2021

This years Fire Safety Conference will focus on a range of important new topics such as what’s new in terms of evacuations and what you need to implement? smart technologies being developed and how they can be implemented on the ground; BREXIT and how its impacting on Fire Safety in terms of testing; a look at recent fires, how we can learn from them and change practice going forward.

The Fire Safety Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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This event will be of real interest to all fire safety, build and design professionals including property managers and surveyors, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, local authorities, semi-state agencies, government departments, manufacturers, suppliers, universities, health & safety managers and legal consultants to name just a few

Full Day Programme 

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair

Dr. Victor Hrymak, Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, TU Dublin


BREXIT & Fire Testing

Martin Agnew/Ciaran McConigley – Across Borders Consulting

  • Overview of Brexit and where we are now
  • Changes and new rules with trading products with the UK
  • High level implications for Irish fire safety industry in the testing space
Smart Technologies for Fire Safety

Using IoT and Smart technologies to monitor critical fire safety equipment

Fire Fighting & Rescue Robots

Speaker: Cian O Flaherty, CEO, Safecility

  • Technical solutions enabling an ‘internet of things’ approach to managing fire safety compliance.
  • Working toward a model where ‘buildings report on themselves’, some challenges and opportunities.  
  • Real world use cases, examples of automated testing, reporting and certification from Safecility’s experience in emergency lighting.
  • Fire Fighting & Rescue Robots
How do you fight a fire you cannot see? The Ocado CFC fire February 2019

Speaker: Shantha Dickinson, Assistant Chief Officer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

  • The usual aspects of this building – the infrastructure and the technologies contained within – how did they impact on Fire Safety?
  • Operational challenges of a protracted incident – why did it escalate into a Major Incident
  • Living with and embracing the impact of new technology in the Built Environment
Carrying Out Competent Fire Risk Assessments & Evacuation Strategies

Speaker: Dr. Victor Hrymak, Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, TU Dublin

  • Core legal concepts in fire risk assessment conduct 
  • Relevant fire hazard identification methods 
  • The role of evacuation times
  • Evaluating fire risk
  • Practical examples using high risk scenarios – The Ocado Fire
Preparation & Fire Alarm Activations – A Practical Approach using three key case studies

Speaker: Mark Kiernan, Ex Fire Officer

Fire Stopping and Fire Doors – The Unseen Threat

Speaker: Charlie Sadler – Director – Salus Industries Fire Protection

  • Compartmentalisation?
  • Fire Stopping and Fire Doors
  • Simple straight forward systems overview.
  • How Fire Compartmentation works and is it just fire we need to stop?
  • How do we identify what is needed and where? And can we trust it will be identified, rectified, and installed correctly?
  • Duty of care. You, me, everyone, and the responsible person.
Choosing a competent fire risk assessor

Speaker: David F Hamilton, Fire Risk Consultant

  • Why using third party accredited trades people for all fire protection measures in your premises is so important
  • The need for an adequate fire risk assessment
  • The need for ongoing daily, weekly, monthly, and annual checks, including inspection, testing, servicing and maintenance of the installed fire protection measures.
  • Liaison and cooperation between the landlord and tenants in relation to fire safety and clear understanding of who is responsible for inspection, testing, servicing, and maintenance of the installed fire protection measures. 




Early Bird Rate – €435+vat per person

Normal Rate @ €535 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of places fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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