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FIA/BAFSA Seminar focuses on Hotel Fire Safety

Published on 25 January 2010

The Seminar is designed to provide information for the responsible person to ensure that their guests/residents and their staff are protected from the threat of fire
The seminar 'Fire Safety in Sleeping Accommodation' will take place at Bournemouth on Wednesday 17 Feb

The free seminar, entitled 'Fire Safety in Sleeping Accommodation' will take place at Bournemouth AFC Football Club on Wednesday, 17 February.

The seminar is designed to provide all the latest information for the responsible person in such accommodations to ensure that their guests/residents and their staff are protected from the threat of fire.

The 'Sleeping Accommodation' sector identified within the Fire Safety Order is under the spotlight due to a number of high profile fires in recent years, the Penhallow Hotel fire in Cornwall being one such example. UK fire statistics for 2007 help to demonstrate the extent of the problem: some 1,800 hotel fires (including boarding houses and hostels) and £1,200 fires in caravans.

Becky Reid, Marketing Manager with the FIA comments - "This seminar follows on from the collaboration between ourselves and BAFSA last year which resulted in two very successful seminars aimed at the carehomes sector.  This time the focus is hoteliers in all their guises and whatever the size of their business, from the large hotel through to the one bedroom guest house.  Given the significant concentration of such businesses in Bournemouth (with their respective building designers and consultants who would also benefit from attending), we have chosen a venue which will help us to get the fire safety message across to what I am sure will be a sizable audience."

Amongst other topics being discussed are an owner's legal obligations under the Fire Safety Order, the role of fire risk assessments, fire detection and alarm systems, sprinklers, fire fighting by staff, means of excape and the importance of third party certification.

Attention will also be given to the specific problems in thos premises caring or the elderly and the inform which can exacerbate the problems already inherent in safely evacuating guests from what are invariably unfamiliar surroundings.

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