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Last updateThu, 18 Jul 2024 8am

ASFP to host fire safety seminar in Bristol

PR 306 Bristol seminar 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a CPD seminar at the Aviva Centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Tuesday 12th March 2024. Bringing together a range of expert ASFP and guest speakers, the event will explore best practice in passive fire protection (PFP) design and installation.

Starting with registration at 9.15am, attendees will be welcomed to the event by ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward at 10am. The ASFP’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs Officer Niall Rowan will then kick off the morning session with an introduction to PFP, providing an overview of key concepts, materials, and regulations.

The remainder of the session will focus on best practice in design. Mark Wilson of the Health and Safety Executive will discuss the requirements of Planning Gateway One and examine the need for early consideration of fire safety design. Will Pitt of Laing O’Rourke and Amritha Achuthan of Laing O'Rourke will then each discuss PFP design and specification challenges from the Tier 1 contractors’ view. A Q&A session will round off the morning.

Following a break for lunch and an opportunity to network with our officers, members and exhibitors, delegates will be welcomed to the afternoon session by ASFP Technical Officer Stuart Southall. Ben Oram of architects Buckley Gray Yeoman, will discuss PFP for designers, exploring the industry’s challenges and needs, while Graeme Whitty of Willmott Dixon will explain how good co-ordination is key to successful project delivery. Michael Hicks of Onetrace will then offer some insights into the PFP industry from a software provider.

To conclude the presentations, the ASFP’s Head of Technical Dr Andrew Taylor will provide a full overview of the regulatory changes affecting the installation of PFP. A Q&A panel session will bring the event to a close at 2.45pm.

For further information and to book your place at the event, visit: Bristol Seminar (