BM Trada 180BM TRADA has announced three 2015 dates for its free half-day seminars on Fire Protection Measures – Understanding Your Responsibilities, which aim to explain the duties of the Responsible Person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) and raise awareness of passive fire protection.

Held in regional locations, the seminars are accessible to delegates from throughout the UK. These latest seminars will take place on April 22, at the Building Centre in London; July 14 at the University of Leeds and September 8 at the University of Birmingham.

The programme is delivered by a panel of experts in their specific fields, including representatives from BM TRADA, the Fire Protection Association, Association for Specialist Fire Protection, Chief Fire Officers Association and law fire Browne Jacobson. It provides an introduction to the legislation; a detailed look at passive fire protection and why it is crucial to get it right; the importance of competency for those involved in assessing, specifying, installing and maintaining passive fire protection measures and how third party certification can help; the role of the enforcing officer; and the consequences and costs of getting it wrong.

Delegates also receive free access to ‘The Responsible Person’ e-learning course from the Fire Protection Association, allowing them to fit further learning into their busy schedules at their own convenience. The half-day seminars remain popular with facilities and estates managers, fire and rescue services, housing associations, local authorities, hotel and guest house owners and managers of public buildings – including those in the education and health sectors.

Peter Barker, BM TRADA Senior Consultant, said: “It’s imperative that people who assume the role of the ‘Responsible Person’ under the RRFSO fully understand what is required of them in exercising their duty – and the popularity of our seminars proves that there is a real demand for this information, which we are happy to provide.”

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