BSA takes the stage at the Fire Sector Summit

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be chairing and participating in debates on fire sector competency and warehouse safety at the Fire Sector Summit, the leading industry conference for key decision makers and influencers in the fire sector, taking place at the Aviva headquarters in London on the 11th October 2017.

Attracting a high calibre of speakers from across the industry and other key stakeholders, the 2017 Fire Sector Summit will provide an opportunity for industry personal to be informed about or influence fire policy and procure fire safety products, services or equipment.  Along with a planned ministerial address from Nick Hurd MP, the Fire Minister, conference streams will cover heritage, fire and rescue service interest and social housing.

Chairman of the BSA, Iain Cox will be chairing a debate on “Where does the fire sector go with competency?” and will be a panel member on “Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service case study on warehouse safety,” hosted by broadcaster Charlotte Hawkins.

“It is clear there are issues around competency in the fire sector,” said Iain Cox. “We should be clear about the outcome we want. I believe we need to consider making third party certification mandatory, particularly in higher risk situations.

The BSA is calling for better education on the substantial benefits that fire sprinklers can deliver to the business community and wider economy, and calling for government to review existing building standards to bring policy on fire sprinklers in in line with competitor economies.

The conference programme offers a mix of plenary and workshop sessions and offers delegates the opportunity to pose questions to those in authority.

To find out more or to book a place at the Fire Sector Summit at the Aviva Headquarters in Central London on the 10-11 October 2107 visit the FPA

For more information about the BSA visit the