The newsletter of the Fire Information Group UK (FIG UK)
Edited by Sheila Pantry, OBE
Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd
This Newsletter contains:
- News from around the World
- Diary of Events
- Summary of the FIG UK Meeting held on 11 September 2013
- Dates of Next Meetings
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News items from around the world
Collaboration Takes Centre Stage at The Emergency Services Show 2013
25-26 September 2013 – Halls 17 and 18, NEC, Birmingham, UK
The Emergency Services Show provides an invaluable opportunity for fire and rescue services to collaborate with industry colleagues, other blue light services, voluntary organisations, government departments and third party suppliers. It is free-to-attend for all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades such as refineries, airports and MOD, as well as fire prevention officers throughout industry. Register now at www.emergencyuk.com/fire999
Second FABIG Technical Meeting in Korea covering “Fires and Explosions in Petrochemical Plants”
This 2nd Technical Meeting in Korea is a half day event covering “Fires and Explosions in Petrochemical Plants” held on Tuesday, 8th October 2013 in Busan, South Korea.
Please go to www.fabig.com/events for registration.
The programme comprises the following:
- Welcome Address
- Prof. Jeom K. Paik – KOSORI
- Safety Integrity Level
- Mr. Jinhyung Park – Yokogawa Electric Korea
- Process Design Concept of LNG Regasification Terminal
- Mr. Youngsoon Sohn – KOGAS
- Passive Fire Protection Trend on Onshore Plants
- Dr. Youngwoo Chon, P.E. – Lloyd’s Register Consulting
- Fire & Explosion Prevention Activities in Petrochemical Plants
- Mr. Chanho Tae – GS Caltex
- Safety Challenges with LNG Bunkering Terminals
- Prof. Daejun Chang – KAIST
The event will start with lunch and registration at 12.00 pm and the presentations will take place between 13.30 pm and 17.00 pm.
We are pleased to inform you that FABIG Members are able to attend all FABIG Technical Meetings FREE OF CHARGE. For this meeting ONLY, non-members will be able to attend FREE OF CHARGE.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Members of most engineering institutions can count FABIG events as CPD. Attendance certificates are issued to delegates upon request.
World Day for Decent Work: 7 October 2013
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has launched a special website for this year’s October 7 World Day for Decent Work (WDDW). Trade unions and other groups holding events on the day can use the site to download WDDW materials, get updates and upload information about their October 7 plans as well as live updates, photos and videos during the events themselves.
Momentum is building for this year’s WDDW, with the ITUC Regional Organisation for the Americas, TUCA, already calling on all its affiliates to mobilise under this year’s theme “Building Workers’ Power”.
Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said “The World Day for Decent Work is a day when working people, their unions and their supporters across the world mobilise for decent jobs for all with respect for workers’ rights. We are aiming to exceed last year’s total of 424 events in 74 different countries and press home the demands of working people and their families to governments, employers and the international institutions.”
Website for WDDW: http://2013.wddw.org
IPAF database reports 28 fatalities involving aerial platforms worldwide for the first half of 2013
There were 28 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2013, according to findings from IPAF’s accident database.
The main causes of these fatalities were: overturn (10), fall from height (9), entrapment (5), electrocution (3), and impact with MEWP (1).
Thirteen of the fatalities involved booms (3b), 10 involved scissor lifts (3a), and three involved vehicle mounts (1b). In two cases, the machine type was unknown.
Of these fatalities, 13 occurred in the USA, two each in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and one each in Armenia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Spain and the UAE.
While releasing these findings, IPAF also updated the 2012 preliminary results following the reporting of a previously unrecorded fatal accident in Canada in October 2012. This brings the total fatalities in 2012 to 32, instead of the 31 initially reported.
Compared with the first half of 2012 which saw 17 fatalities reported, the number of fatalities reported for the first half of 2013 has increased by about 65%. IPAF believes that the accident reporting project is capturing more data, not necessarily that there are more accidents.
While the main causes of fatalities were fairly evenly spread in the first half of 2012, the first half of 2013 saw a rise in the number of fatalities resulting from overturn and fall from height. The fatalities in the first half of 2012 involved more booms (3b) and vehicle mounts (1b). Those in the first half of 2013 involved more booms (3b) and scissor lifts (3a).
“Findings from IPAF’s rental market reports lead us to estimate that there are more than one million MEWPs in the world,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman. “Every fatality is one too many, but these figures show that powered access equipment remains a safe way to carry out temporary work at height.”
“The accuracy of the data relies upon those using MEWPs and other interested parties to report any known fatal accidents to IPAF or to an IPAF member of staff,” said IPAF technical officer Chris Wraith. “The comprehensiveness of the data cannot be guaranteed, but where appropriate, action is taken to verify the facts. The data is updated should relevant information become available.”
IPAF’s accident data is based on information collected in a number of ways: directly reported to the IPAF accident database, information obtained by IPAF staff worldwide, and information collated from press releases and news reports.
All manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users are encouraged to report any known fatal and serious accidents involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) worldwide at the IPAF accident database. The project is open to IPAF members and non-members, and includes an option for anonymous reporting.
All data collected is confidential and none of the detail of any accident is shared with third parties or disclosed to safety authorities unless required to by legal writ. The only exception to this is that manufacturers will be given basic data if a machine manufactured by their company is involved in a fatal accident.
To register and to report an accident involving a MEWP or an MCWP, go to https://www.ipaf.org/en/accident-reporting
IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. Details at www.ipaf.org
CSB Safety Message
In a Safety Message, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals Following the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire in the USA that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013.
In a new video safety message recently released, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the massive ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013. Reactive chemicals, like ammonium nitrate, can undergo potentially hazardous chemical reactions, such as violently detonating, if not managed properly.
The safety message includes testimony from Chairperson Moure-Eraso during a hearing about the West accident before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. At that hearing, held on June 27, 2013, Chairperson Moure-Eraso said, “The destruction I personally saw at West – the obliteration of homes, schools and businesses by an ammonium nitrate explosion – was almost beyond imagination.”
As noted in the video, the CSB has determined that ammonium nitrate storage falls under a patchwork of U.S. standards and guidance, which does not prohibit many of the conditions found at the West facility. These include the use of combustible wooden storage bins and buildings and a lack of sprinkler systems in case of fire.
Chairperson Moure-Eraso stated, “The fertilizer industry tells us that U.S. sites commonly store ammonium nitrate in wooden buildings and bins – even near homes, schools or other vulnerable facilities. This situation must be addressed.”
The video safety message concludes, “The CSB believes it’s past time for OSHA and EPA to regulate reactive hazards – including ammonium nitrate – under their process safety rules.”
In a 2002 study https://www.csb.gov/improving-reactive-hazard-management the CSB called on OSHA and the EPA to expand their standards to include reactive chemicals and hazards, but to date neither agency has acted on the recommendations. During the Senate hearing, Chairman Moure-Eraso said, “Ammonium nitrate would likely have been included, if the EPA had adopted our 2002 recommendation to cover reactive chemicals under its Risk Management Program. And OSHA has not focused extensively on ammonium nitrate storage and hadn’t inspected West since 1985.”
The safety message goes on to describe other serious reactive chemical accidents investigated by the CSB since its 2002 study. These include a December 19, 2007, explosion and fire at T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville, Florida; a January 31, 2006, explosion at the Synthron chemical manufacturing facility in Morganton, North Carolina; and an April 12, 2004, toxic release at MFG Chemical in Dalton, Georgia.
The safety message can be viewed on CSB.gov, the CSB’s safety message channel on YouTube, www.youtube.com/user/safetymessages and the CSB’s Facebook page for the West explosion, www.facebook.com/westexplosion
Working with dangerous substances – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
A new e-fact by EU-OSHA provides hints and tips to help workers and employers understand and communicate the risks of dangerous substances.
It explains how two recent European regulations aim to improve communication on dangerous substances in the workplace. These are on registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals (REACH) and classification, labelling and packaging (CLP).
24-25 September 2013 – HSL – Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
HSL, Buxton, UK
25 September 2013 – Corporate Safety Crimes: Recent prosecutions following fatalities at work
Warren Bruce Court, Warren Bruce Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1LB, UK
Afternoon meeting of Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group that includes the above talk by Craig McAdam, Russell Jones & Walker. An HSE Workplace officer will be in attendance. Anybody is welcome to attend, no booking required.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.mohsg.org.uk/
30 September – 2 October 2013 – IFSEC Istanbul
1 October 2013 – Beyond Safety Culture: Improving behaviours in your organisation
COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
Contact: Health and Safety Laboratory | www.hsl.gov.uk/training.aspx
1-2 October 2013 – Workplace Ergonomics and Productivity
IBIS Earls Court, London, UK
1-4 October 2013 – Work-Life Balance at Different Stages of Life
Hanasaari, Espoo, Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Siv Janson, NIVA, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, FINLAND | Tel: +358 30 474 2498 | E-mail: email@example.com | https://niva.org/courses
7-11 October 2013 – Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Contact: Peter Bretton, Harvard School of Public Health, USA | Tel: +1 617 432 2041 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecpe/programs/ergonomics-and-human-factors
17 October 2013 – HSL – Practical Management of LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) Controls
HSL, Buxton, UK
21-25 October 2013 – Ergonomics
HSL, Buxton, UK
Contact: Health and Safety Laboratory | www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ergonomics.aspx
24-25 October 2013 – Dynamic Learning from Incidents and Accidents, Bridging the Gap between Safety Recommendations and Learning: 45th Seminar
Contact: ESReDA | www.esreda.org/Events/Details/tabid/1814/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/850/45th-ESReDA-Seminar.aspx
25-30 October 2013 – 61st Annual IAEM Conference & EMEX 2013
Reno, NV, USA
Contact: International Association of Emergency Managers | http://iaem.com
5-8 November 2013 – A+A 2013 plus the Ergonomics Village: Safety, Security and Health at Work
6 November 2013 – COMAH: The new Seveso III Directive and GHS
HSL, Buxton, UK
Contact: Health and Safety Laboratory | www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/comah-the-new-seveso-iii-directive-and-ghs.aspx
14 November 2013 – Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments (RE13)
Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh, UK
Contact: Dr Anne Eyre, Fire Service College, UK | email@example.com | www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk
14 November 2013 – Behaviour Change – Maintaining Your Behavioural Change Approach Using Observation
HSL, Buxton, UK
Contact: Health and Safety Laboratory | https://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses
14 November 2013 – IIRSM and HSW Annual Conference: Health & Safety in the Context of Integrated Risk
Thinktank, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, UK
18-24 November 2013 – UK Road Safety Week 2013
21 November 2013 – Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work – An Introduction
HSL, Buxton, UK
Contact: Health and Safety Laboratory
ABBREVIATED Minutes of the FIG UK Meeting held on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 held at Burgoyne Management Ltd, Half Moon Court, Bartholomew Close, London
Sheila Pantry OBE
Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd
Burgoyne Management Ltd
Bureau Veritas UK Ltd
London Metropolitan University
Hawkins and Associates
Dr Roger Berrett Associates
International Fire Consultants (IFC)
Fire Protection Association
Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Fire Service College
Lane, Jeffries & Associates (LJA)
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sheila welcomed everyone and thanked Sally for hosting the meeting at Burgoyne Management Ltd.
3. Minutes of the last meeting held on 24 April 2013 at Bureau Veritas Solutions, London
These were accepted.
4. Matters arising not covered in the Agenda
Ian Jerome updated on The London Metropolitan University’s custodianship of The Women’s Library (TWL) and confirmed that it has all been moved to London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK. LSE Library is now managing The Women’s Library Reading Room service following the transfer of ownership from London Metropolitan University in January 2013.
(The Women’s Library @ LSE is Europe’s largest collection of material relating to the lives of women and is a key part of British heritage. Objects related to the suffrage movement within the collection are already internationally recognised and The Women’s Library @ LSE is committed to further enhancing the profile and reputation of this exceptional collection).
Product recalls databases / web sites
This topic introduced by Nigel was discussed at the March 2013 meeting where it was decided that as a first step it would be useful to have a list of known Product Recall databases / websites listed on the FIG UK website. This has been started and it was agreed that it should continue and to ask FIG UK Members to send in any known such databases/websites to Sheila who will ensure that they are added to the FIG UK website see www.figuk.org.uk/links.html#Product_Recalls
FIG UK News – members agreed that they still wished to receive news on a regular basis.
5. Discussion and lessons learned from the 25th FIG UK Anniversary held on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at the Imperial Hotel, London and feedback
Agreed that it has been very successful from all points of view:
- the speakers very pleased to be asked to give talks and participate in the Seminar;
- the delegates were extremely happy to be invited (free of charge) and many said that because of financial constraints in their organisations that they would not have been able to attend if the event had been fee based.
- FIG UK members expressed their appreciation of events and to those who had been involved in the preparation – particularly Sheila Pantry and Sally Walsh.
The Seminar programme and all the speakers’ presentations are on the FIG UK website see www.figuk.org.uk/conferences/2013
Some comments from delegates and speakers (many also expressed their appreciation at the reception after the Seminar):
- Just to say I thought the Seminar was very good and people went away with plenty of food for thought. Virtually all of that was down to your effort and enthusiasm – so a big thank you for always being willing to take the lead. Sally is not that far behind you as a willing volunteer so she also needs a pat on the back. Regards, Nigel Herring, Principal Consultant, Fire Science, Bureau Veritas UK Limited
- Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Seminar last week I found it most interesting. Please could you forward me details of how I can join the group and become an active member. Best regards, Chris Thornley, University Health and Safety Adviser, Manchester Metropolitan University.
- This is a tardy “thank you” for providing me with free entry to this event, with such an interesting programme. I found that your own presentation about disappearing data sources, and pointing out remaining sites of (free) archived material, was particularly apposite. Tony Paish, UK representative of the World Fire Statistics Centre.
- Email to thank you for a very good afternoon and a highly entertaining evening! David A. Gray B.A, M.Sc, FFSSoc, Consulting Forensic Scientist and Engineer.
- Many Thanks for this link to the papers. Thank you once again for organising the conference. Excellent presentations, and all for free! Marian Bodian, BRE Ltd
- I really enjoyed the seminar (and evening) and also found the content fascinating. The afternoon and evening cheered me up as well. You did so much work and the little help I gave was a pleasure. Alyson Warner, DCLG.
- Just a quick email to say thank you for organising Wednesday’s seminar. I found it really interesting and informative. Paula McCrudden, Hawkins.
- I just wanted to say thank you very much and well done for the FIG 25th anniversary event on Wednesday. I greatly enjoyed the presentations, caught up with some colleagues and made some good new contacts all in a very nice venue – you couldn’t really ask for much more than that could you. I appreciate just how much work goes in to organising events like this and am sure all your (and Sally’s) efforts will be worthwhile in bringing FIG UK to the attention of a wider audience, and providing a timely reminder of the on-going (and arguably increasing) need for specialist information management and managers despite the deceptive allure of the internet as a free source of everything. David Wales, Kent FRS.
- It was a very pretty good Seminar, had a nice time, wonderful information and well organised. I enjoyed throughout the seminar. Well-done and I’ll touch with FIG UK. If it is possible could I get a copy of Fire information worldwide PowerPoint please. I will really appreciate. Once again “Thank you very much”. Kind Regards, Aloysius Gnanapragasam, GIFireE, AIFSM, SDS-Fire Safety Advisor, HMP&YOI Feltham
- Thanks for yesterday. It was extremely interesting. I’m afraid I had to rush off so didn’t get to talk to you, but I wanted to tell you how useful the day was to me. Claire M Benson, Explosion & Fire Research Group, London South Bank University.
- I would just like to say a quick thank you very much indeed from the Electrical Safety Council for the seminar yesterday, both myself and Derek found it extremely interesting and it has given us a lot to discuss, your time and effort for arranging the event is greatly appreciated. Best regards, William Wright, ESC.
- Thanks for the invite and the event Sheila, I enjoyed it and the social side too. Kirsty Bosley, Scottish Government – Fire Research and Statistics and the UK Chair of the Fire and Rescue Statistics User Group.
- I’m really pleased you had such good feedback as it was clearly well earned on your part. I had a very enjoyable time and caught up some with some very good old friends. Dr Jim Glockling, Technical Fire Protection Association.
- Well done again. It was a good thrash and it was nice to receive all the favourable comments. Cheers Roger Berrett.
Others received …
- This has been an extremely useful afternoon – really good and interesting presentations and on such a wide range of topics. Appreciated the invite.
- Really top class presentations…
- Lots of great information on a wide range of topics from top speakers…
Agreed that in view of the success of this Seminar that FIG UK should explore the possibility of hosting another such seminar especially if there are topics which will draw good speakers and therefore audience members. Sponsorship should be sought in the first instance
ACTION: Sheila agreed to undertake the task of finding if such sponsors exist and would report back to Members.
ACTION: Also if Members know of any potential sponsors to send names to Sheila.
6. Accounts up to 12 August 2013 (end of Financial Year is 12 August 2013)
Were presented by Sally Walsh.
The List of members in the FIG UK Directory on the FIG UK website is being amended.
Discussion was held on the future finance situation and membership fee.
a) Further to discussion at the April 2013 meeting it was agreed that no membership fee should be levied from 2014.
c) As agreed at the FIG UK April 2013 meeting any member attending future meetings who wished to have a light lunch provided before the meeting shared the costs. This worked out at £3.00 per head.
ACTION: All Members
d) Agreed that all FIG UK Members will be contacted by Sally by email in January 2014 to ascertain if they wished to continue to be FIG UK Members. If no response then the member’s name will be taken from the Directory and no longer will be on any mailing list.
7. New recruits
FIG UK warmly welcomes new Members – FIG UK Directory on the website contains contact details of our new members.
Noted that the 25th Anniversary celebration of FIG UK has encouraged new members.
ACTION: All Members to encourage others to join FIG UK.
8. Round Table discussion (Includes emailed comments/news)
Nigel Herring, Bureau Veritas UK
Noted the impending Fire Brigades Union strike and its consequences, especially for those living and working in London.
Ian Jerome, London Metropolitan University
Gave information on:
The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) Specialist Fire Group 2013 annual conference held in June 2013 see www.usha-fireconference.org.uk/ and also on the forthcoming USHA Spring Conference ‘Doing more with less: adapting to the changing needs of Higher Education’ – 2-3 April 2014 Watford Hilton Hotel, Hertfordshire, UK
Please refer to the Events Calendar for conferences etc. details.
USHA has produced a list of a number of useful documents see www.usha.org.uk/member-resources/guidance-documents
This list includes the Health and Safety Executive report The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety see www.hse.gov.uk/nanotechnology/nano-survey.pdf
The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) is an organisation for the promotion of safety and health in higher education. Membership is primarily open to higher education institutions both in the UK and from overseas. Membership is also available to research institutions and related organisations upon request. The Association was formed in 1972 and has grown over the years to its current cohort of 155 Universities in the UK and 6 overseas.
USHA also offers membership of additional Specialist groups e.g. Fire Safety.
Full details on www.usha.org.uk/about-usha/about-us
Reported that she has now retired from consultancy work but wished to remaining a member of FIG UK. Her successor contact at International Fire Consultants Ltd (IFC Ltd) is Nick Fry email: Nick.Fry@ifcgroup.com
Jane Thurgood, FPA
Reported an extended role for her: now Associate Director, Risk Services & Publications. Encompasses Fire Advisory Services (consultancy, fire risk assessment, FE verification etc) and Risk management Services (Insurance surveying) – in addition to publications, membership & FRM.
- FRM has had an unsettled few months with Rupert Gilbey (editorial on the journal for 10 years) leaving last November. After some interim editorial assistance, we now have Mark Sennett as Editor (previously of SHP). Mark has had a flying start and is re-introducing a letters page and other features t.b.c. Please contact him by email firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas for articles, and please feel free also to submit letters – we’re very keen to get that section going again. Jan Wassall continues to work on FRM as Production Editor.
- FRM has launched a new app – currently free to view to anybody – but will be locked down to members only shortly.
- New website projects underway – FPA, FRM and RISCAuthority re-launches scheduled for February 2014. Emphasis is on searchability of, and access to content on all three sites.
- FPA will be moving offices into the main block at the FSC, following discussions with Capita.
- Fire Summit October 23-24 – agenda. Please note also that there is a free FPA member event on 22 October at the same venue. Please email Marcelle Cowley email@example.com if you would like to come along.
FPA Fire Lab opening event
Join the FPA for an open day at the new Fire Research and Training Laboratory for a tour of the new research and experimental facility.
Lunch and refreshments provided at Units 1&2, Northcot Park, Station Road, Blockley GL56 9LH on Friday 11 October 2013 NB only the afternoon Tour now available 2 pm
During the tour the FPA will be showcasing some of the work they can undertake including:
- Demonstration of some state-of-the art detection technologies and how these can support autonomous fire fighting systems
- Tour of new fire sprinkler alarm valve maintenance training facility
- Tour of new 500 m³ IMO fire test facility
- Demonstration of fire sprinkler system activation
- Demonstration of MMC fire ingress research
- The tour will last approx 2 hours – only the 2.00 pm slot now available
- All guests are invited to a BBQ lunch at 12.30 pm
Places are strictly limited and booking is essential – Afternoon places only available now. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
FPA publications news:
- publishing NEBOSH textbook with Routledge – for release 2014
- Re-launching logbook and interactive PDF version
- Heritage handbook (author: Mike Coull) for release very shortly (see article in Sept FRM)
- Looking at 2014 programme – please feed back with any ideas for handbooks, video training material etc etc.
Roger Berrett – Dr Roger Berrett
Reported that he is retiring from consultancy and training work but wishes to retain his membership of FIG UK. He is still involved in the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes www.enfsi.eu
David Lane, Lane, Jefferies and Associates – Fire Consultancy
Sent in message that is he is working further afield in Europe.
Paula McCrudden, Hawkins and Associates Ltd
- Reported that Hawkins is working on ISO9001 accreditation.
- Graeme Drysdale joined Hawkins in May 2013 as Business Development Manager and brings his extensive contacts and experience of the workings of the London, UK and International Insurance Markets. See www.hawkins.biz/meet_the_experts/graeme_drysdale
- Reminded that Hawkins have recently moved premises on the same Science Park site – address is Miller House, 120 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FZ
For details see www.hawkins.biz
Sally Walsh, Burgoynes Management Ltd
Reported that Burgoynes is broadening its global coverage by opening its first office in the Middle East in April 2013. The new office is managed by Resident Director Dr Daniel Jackson and based in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. This new office will allow Burgoynes to provide the insurance market with an enhanced response for investigations into fires, marine incidents and related losses in the region.
Sheila Pantry, Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd
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Sheila will be presenting a paper Your glittering career: are you in control? at the Internet Librarian International 13 conference on 16 October 2013 at the Olympia Conference Centre, London.
Wednesday 20 November 2013 – short meeting for updates. This will be held at the Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London at 11.30 am on Wednesday, 20 November 2012 and will be followed by the usual FIG UK Christmas lunch at 12.30 pm at Denise’s French Restaurant, Southampton Row, London.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 – FIG UK March 2014 meeting will be in London – venue and time to be confirmed.
Meeting closed at 4.00 pm.