Conferences and Seminars

FIG UK Seminar – “Mind the Gap in Fire Information: Update 2017”

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 starting at 13.15

Location: Senate Room, Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London

This seminar is kindly sponsored by Lane, Jefferies & Associates Ltd and Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd


12.30 – 13.15


13.15 – 13.25

Introduction by Chair Sheila Pantry OBE

Updating “Mind the Gap in Fire Information”

Setting the scene – FIG UK and fire information worldwide

13.25 – 13.55

Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell, BRE Global

Some applications of UK fire statistics [1.0 MB]

Fire Research and new trends also where to keep up to date in information

13.55 – 14.25

Martin Hembling, Sales & Marketing Director, Swiftclean Building Services

Reducing Kitchen Grease Extract Fire Risk for Community Safety [2.5 MB]

Kitchen Extract Systems and Fire Safety Management also where to keep up to date in information

14.25 – 14.55

Stewart Kidd, Chartered Security Professional, Loss Prevention Consultancy Ltd

Fire Safety – Some impacts of the Law of Unintended Consequences [2.4 MB]

14.55 – 15.15


15.15 – 15.45

William Wright, Electrical Safety First

Recalls, Substandard Products, Counterfeits and other work [1.5 MB]

ESF major work, fires and product recalls, drones, e-cigarettes and also where to keep up to date in information

15.45 – 16.15

Charlie Pugsley, Head of Fire Investigations, London Fire Brigade (LFB)

Current Fire Trends in London [1.5 MB]

New fire trends (and what we should NOT be doing), new materials used in buildings, high-rise buildings and their performance in fires and also where to keep up to date in information.

16.15 – 16.45

Dr Ivan Vince, ASK Consultants

Tales from the Expert Witness [7.0 MB]

16.45 – 17.00


Summing up – Chairman

17.00 – 18.00


Complimentary refreshments and networking in The Imperial Hotel 1st Floor Bar.


3.5 certificates will be awarded to delegates on the Seminar Day.

Seminar Delegate Rates

£30 – FIG UK members

£40 – IFE members

£50 – Other delegates

Booking & Information

For any further information contact Sheila Pantry OBE, Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1JG, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1909 771024 | Email: |