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October 9, 2019


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ASFP London seminar to feature Peter Caplehorn and MHCLG guest speaker

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released the programme for its forthcoming CPD seminar, taking place in central London on 23 October 2019.

The seminar is designed to raise awareness of passive fire protection and help attendees understand the critical role of compartmentation in protecting building occupants in the event of a fire.

Standout speakers include Peter Caplehorn, vice chairman of the Industry Response Group on Competence for Building a Safer Future. Caplehorn, who is also a Deputy Chief Executive CPA, RIBA CIAT and CIBSIE member, will summarise the group’s proposals relating to competency in construction from its recent report, Raising the Bar.

A guest speaker from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will provide an update on the latest fire safety consultations, particularly on the reform of the building safety regulatory system.

And Hugh Forster of the IFC Group will discuss the implications for contractors, developers and building owners of current MHCLG advice on external cladding of existing residential buildings.

Other presentations, also delivered by technical experts in a variety of disciplines, will cover fire doors and hardware; fire-resistant glazing; fire ducts and dampers; structural fire protection; fire curtains; and fire-stopping.

Passive fire protection specialists, including exhibiting manufacturer and installer members of the ASFP, will be on hand to field queries from attendees.

Who will benefit from the seminar?

Anyone responsible for specifying or inspecting passive fire protection or appointing trades that could cause damage to existing fire protection during their work. Also of great relevance to fire risk assessors, duty holders, facilities managers, care home providers, local authorities, building control officers, approved inspectors, insurance surveyors and fire service officers.

The AFSP is the trade association that represents contractors, test houses, consultants and manufacturers in the UK’s passive fire protection industry.

The seminar will take place at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, running between 10.15am-4.30pm, with a break for lunch. A price of £45 plus VAT per person includes lunch and refreshments.

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