Fire Safety Matters Podcast

Fire Safety Matters Podcast

Fire Safety Matters is the UK‘s leading B2B publication covering fire safety and evacuation. Every month the FSM editorial team of Brian Sims and Mark Sennett will analyse the latest news as well as getting a legal perspective from lawyer Warren Spencer who has prosecuted more than 150 cases under the Fire Safety Order. Brian and Mark will also interview guests each episode talking about the latest industry trends and to help share best practice. You can also see breaking daily news at www.fsmatters.com The FSM Podcast is sponsored by The Fire Safety Event, which takes place at NEC Birmingham on 30 April - 2 May 2024. For more information or to register to attend for free visit https://www.firesafetyevent.com/

Episodes

March 4, 2024 77 mins

Episode 36 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features exclusive interviews with regular contributor Warren Spencer (managing director at Blackhurst Budd Solicitors), Terry Edge (independent expert and consultant on furniture fire safety) and David Fitzpatrick, general manager in the UK for SMAY Ventilation Systems.

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Episode 35 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes Brian in conversation with Alasdair Perry (CEO at the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association) and Craig Wells, sales director at passive fire protection solutions specialist Quelfire.

Ali Perry began his career in the Fire and Rescue Service by serving for just shy of seven years with the Lothian and Borders Fire a...

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October 6, 2023 60 mins

Episode 34 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Brian in discussion with a duo of sector specialists: Steve McGuirk (executive officer at the Fire Sector Federation) and Derrick Hall, sales and marketing director for life safety control systems developer Kentec Electronics.

A former Board director for the Institution of Fire Engineers, Steve was recognised for his con...

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Episode 33 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Brian in discussion with special guest Judith Schulz, a director of – and the fire safety engineering team leader at – specialist consultant Arup.

The proud holder of qualifications from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the University of Southampton and, indeed, the University of Cambridge, Judith has led the Fire Sk...

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Episode 32 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast witnesses Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett in conversation with regular guest Warren Spencer (managing director at Blackhurst Budd Solicitors). Warren reviews the two-hour webinar run jointly by Blackhurst Budd Solicitors and Fire Safety Matters on Friday 2 June, which concentrated on the ramifications of proposed Government amendments to the Regulat...

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Episode 31 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media) interviewing regular guest Warren Spencer (managing director at Blackhurst Budd Solicitors). The duo chat about a special two-hour webinar focused on the ramifications of proposed Government amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. The webinar, which is being run jointly by Blackhurst Budd ...

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February 7, 2023 71 mins

On Episode 30 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast, Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media) chats with Derrick Hall (director of sales for Kentec Electronics) and Craig Puddefoot, managing director at London-based fire safety systems installer Early Birds Fire Protection Ltd. During the interview, Derrick and Craig concentrate on two core issues pertaining to the fire sector: training and the installation of fire safety systems.

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January 9, 2023 44 mins

Episode 29 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media and the founder of Fire Safety Matters) in conversation with Andrew Cooper, the managing director of Global HSE Solutions (and Global Technical Services), the company firmly focused on fire safety engineering and passive fire protection services. During the course of the interview, Andrew turns his attentions towards developments at t...

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December 9, 2022 53 mins

Episode 28 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media) once again chatting with our regular Fire Safety Matters Podcast guest Warren Spencer (managing director at Blackhurst Budd Solicitors). On this occasion, Warren outlines the new fire safety legislation being brought forward in 2023.

In addition, Mark hears from Colin Smith (field product manager for the UK life safety division at Ea...

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Episode 27 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media) in conversation with our regular guest Warren Spencer (managing director of Blackhurst Budd Solicitors).

This time around, Mark and Warren address some of the questions that were posed during the recent joint Fire Safety Matters-Blackhurst Budd Solicitors online conference entitled: ‘Is The Fire Risk Assessor’s Voice Being Heard?’ Wi...

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Episode 26 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media) chatting with Ken Bullock (business development manager for emergency evacuation systems at Advanced) about BS 8629, the Code of Practice for the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Evacuation Alert Systems for Use by the Fire and Rescue Services in Buildings Containing Flats.

In a recent Fire Safety Matters webina...

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Episode 25 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes Mark interviewing Tom Crane, business unit director at Hyfire, the developer of wireless fire alarm and detection solutions. Recently appointed by the company to manage its nationwide sales team in the UK and Ireland as well as oversee future growth, Tom focuses his attentions on the benefits to be realised from the adoption of wireless fire detection technology.

Once again, Ma...

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January 21, 2022 47 mins

This episode features Brian chatting with Stuart Letley, director and owner of Clear Safety Services. During the interview, Stuart covers a number of topics, among them the cladding issue, fire safety risks in the housing association sector, the recent fire at New Providence Wharf and anticipated further changes in the fire safety environment now that the Fire Safety Act has passed into law.

As always, Mark sits down with our regul...

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December 20, 2021 37 mins

Episode 23 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Brian and Mark reflecting on 2021, focusing in particular on the many achievements realised by the magazine across the last 12 months (among them the launch of Fire Safety Matters Live in November, four nominations at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards and the publication of the first-ever edition of the Fire Industry Association’s annual Guide to the UK Fire Safety Industry)...

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November 2, 2021 55 mins

Episode 22 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast encompasses a detailed conversation between Brian and Steve Davies (the new CEO at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection). The duo chat about a number of core industry subjects, among them the recent launch of the ASFP’s e-Learning platform and also the current state of play when it comes to legislation and its direct impact on the sector.

As always, Mark sits down with our reg...

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August 4, 2021 64 mins

Episode 21 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes an interview with Anthony Walker (director and also a member of the Board at Sircle). Brian puts a number of questions to Anthony (who’s a Chartered surveyor and fire engineer) focused around several key topic areas, among them cladding for buildings, qualifications for fire risk assessors, EWS-1 Forms and the ‘golden thread’ of information.

Once again, Mark hears from our regu...

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June 10, 2021 54 mins

Episode 20 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features exclusive interviews with Chartered fire engineer Dr Tony Cash and Don Randall MBE (chair of the City of London Crime Prevention Association). In conversation with Brian, these hugely respected sector professionals focus their attentions on Project Kestrel, a brand new initiative specifically aimed at offering front line security personnel the opportunity to gain a nationally r...

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May 7, 2021 64 mins

Episode 19 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes an exclusive first interview with Peter Baker of the Health and Safety Executive. In conversation with Brian, the newly-appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings examines the focal points of his work on establishing and leading the Building Safety Regulator, assesses the competency landscape and the Building Safety Bill and then moves on to outline the key deliverables that he wou...

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March 29, 2021 57 mins

Episode 18 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes Brian interviewing Niall Rowan, CEO of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection. Making his second appearance on the Fire Safety Matters Podcast, Niall reviews his time as CEO and details the key achievements realised by the organisation. He also turns his attentions towards the competency agenda in the fire sector and discusses the key elements of the Building Safety Bil...

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February 10, 2021 44 mins

Episode 17 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features Brian interviewing Brett Ennals, founder and managing director of Cento (the nationwide recruitment company with a keen focus on the fire and security markets). Brett reviews the current state of play in the recruitment market, the skills shortage in the fire and security sectors, salary levels and the role of sub-contractors. He also details Best Practice advice for job candid...

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