The 25th Annual Fire Safety Conference 2023 - Presentations

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The 25th Annual Building Control Northern Ireland Fire Safety Conference was held in the Armagh City Hotel on the 23 & 24 February 2023.

The theme of this year's conference was “The Changing Face of Fire Safety” and it also marked 50 years since the introduction of Building Regulations in Northern Ireland.

Our speakers were drawn from various disciplines in the field of fire safety and include building safety regulators from across the UK & Ireland, fire safety professionals, professional organisations along with the fire and rescue service.


Day 1

Implications for the Building Control profession and the regulation of buildings in England Lorna Stimpson, LABC
Updates to Fire Safety Standards in Building Regulations Damien Fairley,Department of Finance
The Evolution of Regulation: Lessons and Opportunities for Construction Merlyn Forrer, Design Fire Consultants
National Building Safety Update - Southern Ireland  Chris Barry, DHLGH
National Building Safety Update - Scotland Colin Hird, Scottish Government
The Impact of Changes to Fire Engineering Andrew Nicholson, The Fire Surgery
National Building Safety Update - Wales   Colin Blick, Welsh Government
National Building Safety Update - England Carl Sherwood, English Government
A New Approach? Keith Todd


Day 2

The Building Control Profession Sandra Ashcroft Building Safety Regulator HSE
Northern Ireland Building Safety Programme Update Martin McCook, BCNI


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