In line with our strategy of corporate and social responsibility, Metro Safety have been providing free fire safety seminars ever since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into force in 2006. More recently our programme has been extended to include other compliance disciplines including health and safety, legionella control and asbestos management.
Our CPD seminars help property professionals from a variety of sectors gain a greater understanding of fire, health & safety legislation. Seminars provide a great opportunity for networking and a chance to put your questions to our technical experts. They are also a good way of earning additional CPD points towards your yearly requirement.
2019 Seminar Programme
Thursday 26th September
Our final CPD event of 2019 will once again be held at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London. It's FREE to attend and features a series of two new presentations on the topics of fire safety and asbestos management.
Fire Doors: Fit for Purpose?
Colin Todd: Managing Director of C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd.
We are delighted to welcome our guest speaker Colin Todd, Managing Director of C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd. and a leading authority in the field of fire safety. Colin is a chartered fire engineer with over 40 years’ experience, a board member of the FIA and Chairman of the Association’s Fire Risk Assessment Council. He is also a previous board member of the IFE and currently chairs the IFE panel responsible for registration of fire risk assessors.
There is currently much controversy and contention regarding the issue of fire-resisting doorsets, particularly in the case of entrance doors to flats in purpose-built blocks of flats. Arguably, many doors are being replaced without risk-based justification. Ironically, some original local authority timber doors have been replaced with composite doors that are now known, in some cases, to achieve no greater fire resistance than the original doors.
Colin Todd’s presentation will examine the source of the periods of fire resistance specified for flat entrance doors, set out the history of fire resistance testing and re-examine the entire concept of fire resistance. The presentation will also review the guidance on flat entrance doors in the Local Government Association publication “Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats”, which remains current.
Andy Brown: Manager Asbestos Division, Strategic Risk Management Asbestos Ltd.
Make sure your buildings are compliant with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
How to identify asbestos in your buildings, decide whether removal is the best option and effectively manage any asbestos that is left in situ. Simple strategies for anyone who has responsibility for asbestos management in non-domestic buildings.
A great chance to earn CPD points and network with your industry colleagues
Every year our CPD seminars help property professionals from a variety of sectors gain a better understanding of their fire and health & safety responsibilities. They are also a great opportunity for networking with your industry colleagues and give you a chance to put your questions to our technical experts.
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