Rolling out fire safety seminars with Hilti
Working together with global construction technology specialists Hilti, we’ve completed a series of seminars on fire safety and passive fire protection.
Together we’ve co-hosted eight events nationwide to date, educating over 85 people in total, with plans to roll the seminars out further in 2018. The events offered those working within the industry the chance to undertake their continuous professional development, and learn more about why maintenance companies should take a ‘total’ fire safety approach to their work.
The seminars were free of charge to attend and were aimed at dispelling some of the myths around fire safety. This includes not just the materials used such as fire retardant coatings, but also ensuring that the correct inspections, repairs and replacements are completed when required.
Novus director Lee Hartley explained: “As a FIRAS certified contractor, we have undergone an extensive assessment on this matter, and following the tragic events we’ve witnessed this year, we wanted to help educate people within our own industry on the good and bad practices encountered with fire protection works. These seminars explain how contractors must take an all-encompassing approach to fire safety ensuring high levels of workmanship at all times.
“These seminars give us a chance to introduce some of our key partners and clients to the experts at Hilti and challenge some of the myths that still exist around passive fire protection and in particular the correct specification and installation of fire protection products.
“The events we have hosted to date have been very well received and we believe we have helped a lot of our delegates to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the work contractors must undertake to ensure best practice in fire safety.”
We work closely with market-leading fire protection product manufacturers including Hilti, and have been awarded its“Approved Contractor” status for passive fire protection.
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