Training/professional development

Risk, crisis and disaster management course from PerpetuityARC Training now available as eLearning course

The course is aimed at security, operations and facilities managers plus any other executives with responsibility for protecting an organisation against fire, flooding, terror attacks and other potentially disastrous events. Read More

FIA adds Advanced Maintainer course to fire detection and alarm pathway

The Advanced Maintainer unit covers legislative requirements, codes of practice like BS 5839, required documentation, maintenance methods, false alarm management and waste management. Read More

From apprentice to mentor in two years: Fire and security engineer Corrie Stewart of New College Lanarkshire

Starting an engineering apprenticeship in 2015, Corrie went on to finish second in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC 2017 and then win a BSIA apprentice installer award. We spoke to Corrie, now a mentor to apprentices, about the value of apprenticeships and her latest role. Read More

Certified Technical Security Professionals Register invites wider range of applicants as it celebrates first birthday

More than 500 security and fire professionals have already applied for inclusion on the register, which was launched to raise industry standards. Read More

Free seminars at FIM Expo will outline changes to BS 5839-1: 2017

FIM Expo 2018 will feature two free seminars on BS 5839-1:2017, taking place 4 October 2018 in Doncaster. BS 5839-1:2017 covers fire […] Read More

FPA to host seminar on fire safety implications of modern construction methods

Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety made recommendations for the prescribed use of building information modelling […] Read More

How to fight fires in buildings with sprinklers: online course launched by FM Global

“In some situations, firefighters can unintentionally make a fire worse at the scene by closing sprinkler valves and turning off electrical power prematurely,” said Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president, senior staff engineering specialist, FM Global. Read More

What do the FIA’s fire detection and alarms qualifications involve? (Infographic)

Produced by the FIA the infographic below explains some of the key information about the qualification designed to resolve a growing skills crisis in the sector. Read More

Hackitt Report the standout topic as FIREX confirms education programme for 2018

FIREX 2018 will feature Brian Robinson CBE, Fire Sector Federation, Geoffrey Podger, chair of national compliance and risk qualifications, HSE and Curt Massey, a first responder to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, plus lots of other technical content for installers, responsible persons, fire risk assessors and more. Read More

FIA unveils new installation courses to complete pathway to Level 3 RQF qualification

The courses are now available to those who have passed their foundation course and the four units completed will together qualify the learner to FIA AO Level 3 in Fire Detection and Alarm Installation, Theory, and Regulatory Requirements. Read More

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