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The ASFP hosted a series of Practical Workshops and Lunchtime Lectures each day at Firex International 18-20 June 2019, ExCeL London.

All presentations are available for free download. For full programme details, see below:

ASFP Practical Workshops

18 June – Planning PFP for new builds

10:30-11:45 Protecting building infrastructure

  • ASFP introduction to compartmentation and PFP – Niall Rowan, ASFP
  • Structural protection – Types of structural protection – David Baron, Hempel
  • Planning for effective compartmentation – Damien Ward, Checkmate
  • The role of smoke curtains as part of a smoke control strategy – Ron Diaper, Colt International

2:15-3:15 Firestopping

  • Overview of firestopping product types – Andrew Kay, Polyseam
  • Project case study – City Tower, Docklands, Barry Beauvis, Sharpfibre

19 June – PFP Considerations in refurbishment projects

10:30-11:45 Auditing & upgrading existing protection

  • ASFP introduction to choosing competent installers – Phil Brownhill, ASFP
  • Compartmentation – the need for effective firestopping – Rockwool
  • Fire curtain operation and applications – Mike Ward, Coopers Fire
  • Stardust to Grenfell – legislative response to tragedy – David O’Reilly, ASFP Ireland

 2:15- 3:15 Fire door considerations

  • Introduction to the specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors – Peter Barker, Warringtonfire

20 June – PFP Considerations in Occupied Buildings

10:30-11:45 ASFP Practical Workshop – Managing PFP Maintenance & risk assessment

  • ASFP Introduction to training & risk assessment – Phil Brownhill
  • PFP case study – Hospital refurbishment – Stephen Lambert, Global HSE
  • PFP Case study – PFP in tall buildings – Tim Barker, FSi
  • The vital role of cavity barriers and ensuring their correct installation – Jonathan Tomlin, Inpro

2:15- 3:15 ASFP Practical Workshop- Specifying the right product

  • ASFP Introduction to specification & the ASFP Intumescent specification guide – Andrew Taylor, ASFP
  • Selecting Fire Protection Products and Understanding the Scope of Application Evidence– Simon Ince & Ross Newman, UL

ASFP Lunchtime Lectures

The ASFP will be offering a sandwich lunch from 12.30 each day followed by a Lunchtime Lecture from a guest speaker who will provide a key insight into the industry. The Lecture will run from 1-1.45 each day.

Lunch will be limited to 40 places each day. Visit the ASFP Reception Desk to collect your Lunch ticket.

18 June: 1:00-1.45pm     Fire safety legislation – a fire service perspective

Richard Fowler, International President, Institution of Fire Engineers

 19 June: 1:00-1:45pm     The Government consultation on fire safety legislation

Andrew Alexander, Head of Strategic Policy, Oversight & Risk Strategy Division, Building Safety Portfolio, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

20 June: 1:00-1:45 pm    Impact of Hackitt on cladding considerations

Tim Cansiz, Fire Protection Association


ASFP in the Firex Expertise & Guidance Theatre

ASFP CEO Niall Rowan also presented in the Firex Expertise & Guidance Theatre

19 June: 10.45-11.15  Review of Government consultations on the building safety regulatory system and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) in England

The Government has released its proposals for the new building safety regulatory system and a call for evidence on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) in England.  Niall Rowan reviewed the proposals and examined their impact on the construction and fire sectors, particularly the passive fire protection industry. He considered: The design and enforcement processes; Product testing and certification; Improving levels of competency and understanding throughout the building lifecycle

20 June: 11.10-11.40 Competency in passive fire protection

The Government’s proposals for the new building safety regulatory system consider how the competence of all those who design, commission, build and manage high risk residential buildings (HRRBS) can be monitored. It recommends an overarching framework to manage and ensure competence be set up for all involved in the construction industry.

The proposals will consider the recommendations of the Competency Steering Group which was established by the Industry Response Group to define and develop relevant competency requirements. This session considered progress to date and discussed possible routes for demonstrating competency, particularly for installers of passive fire protection.