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.
This course also forms part of an MSc Masters programme (full time or part time) in Fire and Explosion Engineering.
Day One: Means of Escape/Human Behaviour in Fires/UK and New EU Testing Standards
- Regulatory Framework
- Introduction to compartment fires
- Means of escape
- Human behaviour in fire - basic principles, modelling and design
- Travel time as an alternative to travel distance
- Testing standards
Day Two: Detection and Warning Systems, Emergency Lighting and Structural Protection
- Detection and warning systems
- Case studies on the performance of detection and warning systems
- Identifying emergency exit routes using directional sound
- Aspects of passive fire protection in building design
- Emergency lighting
- Alarm systems and sound level calculation
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
- Ventilation of enclosed car parks and loading bays with impulse fans
- Smoke control by dilution
- 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 calcluations
- Carbon dioxide suppression systems
- Developing technologies for fire suppression
Day Five: Fire Safety Engineering (Risk Assessment)
- Qualitative fire risk assessment (Fire Safety Order)
- Qualitative design review (QDR)
- Quantitative fire risk assessment
- Questions and answers session
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:
- an architect
- 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
- an insurer
- a company fire safety officer
- a Health and Safety Executive staff member
- a fire consultant.
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."
This course has been approved for 33.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours by The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).
The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering – as an Approved Training Provider.
Full five days: £1,595
Any one day: £410
Fees include: cost of tuition, course materials, lunches, light refreshments, course dinner on Monday 28 November 2016
15% discount for members of The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)
Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel
Book your hotel accommodation at the course venue. We have negotiated the following special rates per night:
Friday – Sunday evening, bed and breakfast: £78
Monday – Thursday evening, bed and breakfast: £82
Please note that bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.
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