As part of the FIA’s Northern Ireland Week, the FIA will be hosting their very first Northern Ireland Fire Industry Conference (NIFIC).
The Northern Ireland Fire Industry Conference will take place on Thursday April 23 at the Titanic Centre in Belfast, a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built.
In today’s competitive and ever-changing industry, it is now more important than ever to keep up to date with the latest industry developments, which is why this conference serves as an opportunity to all fire industry stakeholders.
Aimed at all individuals already working in the fire trade; whether that be maintenance, installing, commissioning, designing, portable extinguishers, extinguishing systems or fire risk assessment and also those looking to move into the industry, the FIA’s NIFIC agenda should appeal to all.
The NIFIC will commence at 08:30 with registration and finish at 16:15. This content-rich conference has a whole host of varied and important topics to engage with, starting with a discussion around competency – which is currently the most important word in the industry.
This will be followed by two seminars on BS 5839-1:2017 and its equally important counterpart BS 5839 – 6. This serves an opportunity to better understand what has been our iconic guidebook for decades; they are both recognised as being at the forefront of every decision made on the: design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems.
In the afternoon, NIFIC will cover all the transformational recommendations and changes that will come from the Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’. The conference will then explore a variety of the FIA’s research projects where we have collaborated with our members and other organisations to discover meaningful insights into the industry.
The FIA is proud to announce that the NIFIC will be free to attend for all delegates and that all seminars that take place will count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.