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The Fire Toxicity Conference

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Aviva, Saint Helen's

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Should fire toxicity be a legal requirement when choosing building materials?

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As part of the review of Building Regulations (Approved Document B), the government is investigating whether the effects of fire toxicity should be a legal requirement when choosing building materials.

To assist in this research, the Fire Protection Association is bringing together global fire toxicity experts to share their knowledge at an inaugural conference in London on 30th March.

Fire toxicity is already a consideration for material selection in the transport sector. So why are the same rules not applied in the built environment?

At this leading event the speakers will identify the steps required to introduce toxicity as part of the building product selection process.

Join us as we pave the way for understanding the challenges ahead, including contributing to the ongoing technical review of Approved Document B. The day will be summarised in a review paper submitted to government to assist and support its research programme.

Learning objectives

  • an understanding of the potential long-term toxic threats to occupants, firefighters and the public
  • uncover how transferable the methods adopted by the transport sector are to the built environment
  • discuss whether current toxicity test methods are appropriate and fit for purpose
  • understand how toxicity measurements might be applied to standard building product fire tests
  • learn the impact this initiative may have on the design community

This conference has been awarded 5 CPD hours from the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)

Programme

Chair - Dr James Glockling, Technical Director, Fire Protection Association

Introduction

Brian Martin, Technical Policy Division, MHCLG

Acute fire toxicity

Richard Hull, Professor of Chemistry and Fire Science, UCLAN

Firefighter toxic exposure: new research

Jeff Burgess, University of Arizona

Environmental contamination from fires

Anna Stec, Professor in Fire Chemistry, UCLAN

Practitioner experience of working within a toxicity-controlled framework

Martin Weller, Senior Fire Safety Engineer, Heathrow Airport Limited

Regulating smoke toxicity in construction products – an international perspective

Speaker TBC

Current fire toxicity test methods

Per Blomqvist, Senior Research Scientist, Research Institutes of Sweden

The impact of working with a more limited product / material inventory

Peter Woodburn, Associate Director, Arup

Summary

Jonathan O'Neill, managing director, Fire Protection Association

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Aviva, Saint Helen's

1 Undershaft

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EC3P 3DQ

United Kingdom

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