Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
September 27, 2017

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Time running out to book place on FIA seminars on update to BS 5839-1:2017

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is holding four seminars examining the recent update to BS 5839-1:2017, which relates to fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings.

An extra date was added due to the events’ popularity, with two seminars already fully booked.

Published on 1 September the update introduces changes influenced by the findings of a research project called ‘Live investigations of false fire alarms’, carried out by BRE in partnership with the FIA.  The research made 36 recommendations for reducing false alarms.

Following publication of the report in early 2016, the FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Council undertook their own research project to incorporate the recommendations into related fire standards.

The seminars, which are fully CPD accredited, are free to attend.

The FIA recommends booking as early as possible as places are limited and are being booked up fast.

Presentation dates/locations:

  • 4 Oct, FIM Expo, Glasgow Science Centre (Will Lloyd) (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – register for FIM Expo to guarantee entry to the seminar)
  • 5 Oct, FIA office, Hampton, South West London  (Don Scott) – morning session (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 5 Oct, FIA office, Hampton, South West London (Don Scott) – afternoon session (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 13 Oct, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Winsford (Will Lloyd) – (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)

To book your place, visit the FIA website and click ‘events’.

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