CPD & Education

FDS provides comprehensive approved fire CPD education seminars to help develop and educate professionals' knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of fire engineering and fire safety design.

We hold regular CPD seminars across the UK and at our client's offices for ultimate convenience. On completion, we award a certificate of attendance.

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Our Current CPDs

The Importance of Fire Safety System Maintenance

Duration: 45mins
CIBSE Credits: Yes

No matter how efficient the completion and handover of your smoke control system, the ongoing reliability is dependent on numerous variable factors such as size, age, complexity, usage, failures, neglect, damage etc. Only through a programme of regular structured maintenance can you be confident of successful system operation in a real-life fire scenario.

Discussed, will be the requirements and best practice for maintenance and how to achieve ongoing reliability for the life of the building.

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The Benefits of Working with Expert Fire Engineers

Duration: 45mins
CIBSE Credits: Yes

One of the key recommendations as an outcome of the recent fire safety reviews was the creation of a new Joint Competent Authority (JCA) comprising Local Authority Building Standards, fire and rescue authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to oversee management of safety risks in high-rise residential buildings (HRRB) across their entire life cycle.

With the complexity of fire safety and smoke ventilation systems, engaging with a single specialist contractor for design, installation and commissioning as well as service and maintenance can have significant benefits for a project.

The session will be looking at the advantages of seeking expertise from specialists and how businesses can accommodate the proposed regulatory changes.

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Designing Compliant Solutions

Duration: 45mins
CIBSE Credits: Yes

Key to project efficiency is a detailed design that meets the objectives of the development. The design should be outlined in the early stages of a project, enabling potential issues to be raised and full compliance with the required regulations and codes of practice assured.

The session, ‘Designing Compliant Solutions’, will look at the particular requirements and challenges for design and demonstrate a path through the vast sea of standards.

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The Consequences of Tighter Regulation

Duration: 45mins
CIBSE Credits: Yes

There have been several changes to the fire safety requirements of the Building Regulations over the last six months, with more planned in the future. Regulation 7 was amended in November 2018 to restrict the use of combustible materials within the external walls of residential and institutional buildings with a floor more than 18 meters above the ground. Approved Document B has been revised and comes into effect in August 2019.

To achieve compliance with building regulation, Building Control and the London Fire Brigade are taking a more rigorous approach in their application of the guidance outlined in Approved Document B, BS 9999 and BS 9991.

The Consequences of Tighter Regulation’ will review implications stemming from a tighter approach to ADB and look at the design solutions impacting the residential & commercial sectors.

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An Introduction to Smoke Ventilation

Duration: 45mins
CIBSE Credits: Yes

The CPD will cover the basic principles of smoke ventilation in today’s High Rise buildings outlining prescriptive guidance and alternative solutions such as engineered solutions.

While covering the recent changes to the industry regulation and guidance we will look at and explain areas that often cause confusion when specifying products such as AOVs along with looking at the options available when considering the selection of controls packages.

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