- Start date: 21 June 2021
- End date: 25 June 2021
- Duration: Five days
- Fees: £1595
- Venue: Village Hotel (Leeds North)
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About the course
What will I learn?
Key pieces of legislation along with methods for identification and quantification of hazard and risk as well the strategic approaches to fire safety design will be reviewed. The engineering design of specific fire safety systems such as: means of escape, detection and warning, emergency lighting, smoke control and fire extinguishing will be presented and the main sources of more detailed information and guidance will be identified and reviewed. By necessity the course concentrates mainly on buildings; however, the principles presented are applicable to other systems.You’ll also work through example calculations and design problems.
How will I benefit?
The course will give you a structured, organised and comprehensive framework for fire safety and building fire protection design. On completion of the course you should be in a position to make a significant contribution in the design of appropriate fire safety systems for a fairly complex building or structure. A full copy of the Building Regulations, Approved Document B will also be provided if you attend the first day of the course.
Please be advised that we continue to monitor the situation closely and are following government advice and guidance around Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We are aware that there are still many unknowns around the outbreak and we will keep all registered delegates and speakers up to date with any potential changes to the course as a result. What we are able to deliver will be subject to the guidance in place at the time of the course. We will ensure that any relevant safety and hygiene measures are in place and accept bookings on the basis that delegates agree to adhere to any social distancing and other guidance in place at the time of the course.
Please note that in line with our terms and conditions, if the University makes the decision to postpone or cancel the course, delegates will have the option to either defer their booking to the new date or to receive a full refund.
Limit on delegate numbers
Please be advised that, due to social distancing and revised room capacities at the course venue, we have reduced the number of delegates we are able to accept onto the course. If you wish to attend the course we recommend you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Who should attend?
This course is for you if you’ve recently been given responsibility in fire safety and if you’re looking for structured and comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of fire safety design methods and approved practices. It will be of particular relevance if you’re:
a building technologist
a building surveyor
a quantity surveyor
a building control officer
an estate manager
a fire officer
a loss adjuster
a loss assessor
a company fire safety officer
a Health and Safety Executive staff member
a fire consultant.
Please note that although we remain devoted to the programme specified, we reserve the right to vary the programme in detail if required to do so by factors beyond our control.
Day One: Means of Escape/Human Behaviour in Fires/UK and New EU Testing Standards
Introduction to compartment fires
Means of escape
Human behaviour in fire - basic principles, modelling and design
Travel time as an alternative to travel distance
Day Two: Detection and Warning Systems, Emergency Lighting and Structural Protection
Hospital fire safety strategies
Detection and warning systems with case studies
Aspects of passive fire protection in building design
Alarm systems and sound level calculation
Building design – a fire service perspective
Day Three: Smoke Control Systems (Ventilation and Pressurisation)
Smoke production and methods of control
Smoke control using applied airflows and pressure differentials
Smoke control for atria and large enclosures
Smoke control by dilution
The spill plume in smoke control design
Ventilation of enclosed car parks
Other fire engineered design examples
Hand calculation examples of smoke control
Day Four: Extinguishing installations - sprinkler and CO2 systems
Automatic sprinkler protection systems
Sprinkler system design calculations
Carbon dioxide suppression systems
Developing technologies for fire suppression
Day Five: Fire Safety Engineering (Risk Assessment)
Qualitative fire risk assessment – background to the legal framework and best practice
Practical fire risk assessments – conflicts and resolutions
Qualitative design review (QDR)
Quantitative fire risk assessment
Full five days: £1595
Any one day: £410
Fees are VAT exempt
Fees include: cost of tuition, course materials, lunches and light refreshments
15% discount for members of The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)
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Village Hotel Leeds (Leeds North)
186 Otley Road
Directions to the hotel can be found on the hotel website.
The University has negotiated a 10% discount at the Village Hotel North on a bed and breakfast basis for those who require accommodation during the course. The rooms are subject to availability, and must be booked directly with the hotel using the University discount code COR10A of 10% (applicable on the advertised live rates at the time of booking) which can be used either online by accessing www.village-hotels.co.uk or by calling Central Reservations on 01925 873 284.
Please note that no pre-payment is required for accommodation and bedrooms can be cancelled up until 3pm day prior to arrival.
What our delegates say
"A perfect course to learn and understand the regulations for designing and risk assessing of buildings."
"A concise course covering the essentials of fire safety design; delivered by an excellent team of academics and practitioners."
"The course covers competently all aspects of fire protection keeping at all times with the latest standards and technology."
Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: +44 (0)113 343 2494
This course has been approved for 32.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours by The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).