twfrsThe Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the second of its series of regional CPD seminars will take place at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, in Washington on 22 January 2014.

Held in association with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue, the event will provide essential advice on all aspects of passive fire protection; its specification, installation, inspection and maintenance.

Aimed at improving awareness of passive fire protection, Understanding Passive Fire Protection, offers presentations from technical experts from across the fire sector, including the ASFP, BWF, Glass and Glazing Federation, Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and the fire service. It covers all aspects of passive fire protection, including an overview of risks in buildings in relation to passive fire protection.

There will be detailed discussions on all aspects of passive fire protection including the role of fire doors, frames and fire seals; door hardware maintenance and replacement; fire-resistant glazing; fire ducts and dampers; structural fire protection; compartment wall penetrations and firestopping. The day will also feature an introduction to fire safety awareness for landlords.

The events are suitable for anyone who is responsible for specifying or inspecting passive fire protection or those appointing trades that could cause damage to existing fire protection in the process of their work. They should particularly appeal to practising Fire Risk Assessors, Responsible Persons, Local Authorities, Facilities Managers, Building Control, and Care Home Providers.

A further event, supported by London Fire Brigade, is scheduled to take place in London on 20 March 2014, with additional seminars planned later in the year in Cardiff, Birmingham, Scotland, Belfast and Dublin.

The price of each event is just £25 plus VAT, including lunch. ASFP and BWF members can book at a special rate of £15 plus VAT. A donation of £5 from every booking will be made to the Children’s Burns Trust.

The first seminar, held in Manchester on 26 September 2013 was a sell-out success attracting over 130 delegates from across the North West and beyond.

For further information on ASFP activities or to book a place at the Washington seminar, please visit; call 01420 471612; or email the Booking Form to