Autumn 06 Fire Safety Legislation Seminars

October 16, 2006


After a few false dawns – not untypical with any substantial new legislation and especially one that amends or repeals more than 100 pieces of existing legislation – The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into force on 1st October 2006 – for England and Wales, and simultaneously, in Scotland, new legislation has been brought in as of the 1st October through Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act.

Delegates will get the opportunity to refresh their skills using a fire extinguisher during the  live fire demonstration
In 2005, over 950 delegates attended the Chubb Fire seminars up and down the country
Delegates get a FREE HM Government Guidance Note of their choice with every booking


We are going through the biggest reform of the fire regulations in the UK in 30 years, with implications for all employers in the public and private sector. All previous fire legislation has been repealed and fire certificates have been abolished. It has effectively completed the transfer of responsibility for workplace fire safety from the Fire Brigade to employers in both England and Wales, and also Scotland.

This seminar will:

  • give you a vital understanding of the new Fire Safety Order (Seminars in Aberdeen and Glasgow will look at the new Scottish Legislation)
  • explain what duties you are required to take in order to comply
  • give you practical solutions that allow you to protect your people and business from fire
  • look at other legislative issues topical at the moment

Who should attend?

Anybody responsible for fire safety within your business…including

  • Fire Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Managing Directors
  • Insurers



09:00 Arrival – Tea/Coffee


09:30 The Fire Safety Order / The Fire (Scotland) Act

With the current introduction of new fire safety legislation, Chubb will look at the implications for UK businesses. Includes an overview of the requirements in relation to the new legislation and the new legal duties employers will be obliged to take.

09:50 Fire Safety Guidance Notes

With the recent publication of the Fire Safety guidance notes, we will review and understand the references to fire precautions and also service, maintenance and fire safety training.

10:05 RRO Enforcement – Guest Speaker from the Fire and Rescue Service

The talking is coming to an end, and the reality is about to begin. Guest speakers from your local Fire & Rescue Service will look at how the new legislation is to be enforced, possible problems, offences and appeals and the demise of the fire certificate.

10.25 Defining Competence and basic steps of how to do a Risk Assessment

Changes in legislation now fully place the burden of responsibility for fire safety risk assessment and management on the employer. Chubb looks at the issues of competence relating to a Fire Risk Assessor and practical solutions you can adopt immediately when undertaking your own Fire Risk Assessment and ongoing Fire Risk Management.

10:40 H&S requirements for fire safety companies

Following on from the defining competence presentation, Chubb discusses health and safety considerations on site, and looks at hazard ID checklist and to raise awareness of CSCS/BAFE scheme

10:45 Live Fire Demonstration

Subject to weather conditions, delegates will have the chance to tackle a real fire with an extinguisher.

11:05 Refreshment Break


11.25 Getting Out Safely – Evacuation Issues

Chubb considers all the issues relating to the safe evacuation of people from your premises, including looking at response times to traditional fire bells, planning your evacuation strategies, guidance for writing a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEPs) and also considering disability as you plan you fire safety evacuation strategies

11.40 Effective Safety Guidance Systems

Following on from thinking about evacuation, and with the Regulatory Reform Order demanding an even greater emphasis on effective and uninterrupted evacuation procedures, Chubb reviews what impact the UK's new Safety Way Guidance standard BS16069 will have on UK businesses. Critically, the session will examine the growing role of medium and low level signage, particularly within multi-storey work environments.

11:55 Managing False Alarms – new technologies in the industry

It’s been 18 months since CFOA (Chief Fire Officers Association) developed policy to deal with fire alarm systems generating unwanted fire alarms. We review the progress of the policy, and also discuss some of the latest detection advances in the market place that have been tackling the age old problem of false alarms.

12:15 Which Detector Where?

Selecting the right detection is essential, Chubb does a technical overview of all types of fire detection methods available, from common point detection methods, such as heat and optical detectors, to more complex detection solutions, like linear heat detection, aspirating and video smoke detection. Includes an overview of typical applications.

12:30 Open Discussion and Lunch

Course fees:

The fee for this seminar is £45.00 + VAT, including refreshments, lunch, seminar documentation, including electronic copies of all the presentations from the day for your own onward use, and a FREE copy of a Government Guidance Note of your choice, worth £12. Chubb Fire will offer a second place for a colleague for free with every booking.

An invoice will follow, alternatively, you can pay by credit card by calling 01932 738646.

book now:

To book your place, call 01932 738646 or email your name, address and company details to [email protected]. Don't forget to indicate which HM Government Guidance Note you'd like to receive.


Glasgow - Friday 10th November 2006
Venue: Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Hamilton

Coventry - Monday 13th November 2006 
Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry 

Leeds - Tuesday 14th November 2006 
Venue: Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford 

Manchester - Wednesday 15th November 2006
Venue: Birchwood Centre, Warrington 

Truro - Thursday 16th November 2006
Venue: Alverton Hotel, Truro 

North London - Monday 20th November 2006
Venue: University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield 

Durham - Thursday 23rd November 2006
Venue: Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham 

Aberdeen - Friday 24th November 2006
Venue: AECC, Bridge of Don 

Bristol - Monday 27th November 2006
Venue: Avon Fire and Rescue Training Centre, Avonmouth


FREE Guidance Note

All delegates will receive a HM Government Guidance Note of your choice.* Please indicate your preference:

Select a Guidance Note: 

  • Guide 1 - Offices and Shops 
  • Guide 2 - Factories and Warehouses 
  • Guide 3 - Sleeping Accommodation 
  • Guide 4 - Residential Care Premises 
  • Guide 5 - Educational Premises 
  • Guide 6 - Small and Medium Places of Assembly 
  • Guide 7 - Large Places of Assembly 
  • Guide 8 - Theatres and Cinemas 
  • Guide 9 - Outdoor Events  
  • Guide 10 - Healthcare Premises 
  • Guide 11 - Transport Premises and Facilities