Emergency Evacuation Seminar for 2019
TagEvac held their first dedicated Emergency Evacuation Seminar for 2019 at BRE, the world’s leading building science centre. The event brought together professionals from a range of organisations to learn and develop best practice for managing their evacuation needs. A number of exhibitors supported the event and contributed to the success of the day.
The opening address was given by Steve Howard, Test Director for BRE and provided an insight into BRE and how their research helps develop products, services, standards and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment. A number of speakers gave interesting and thought-provoking insights into various aspects of evacuation.
BRE provided additional value to the day by giving a tour of their Innovation Park, established to inform sustainable development at a global level and stimulate innovation within the built environment. With Parks established within the UK and China, and further facilities being developed in Brazil and Canada, the Innovation Park Network is unique in its approach, its global reach, its independence and its impact.
We received a number of positive reviews from delegates, including Steve Creighton at Equitix who wrote:
“Ideal venue, good environment & facility. Overall a good day, very enlightening & informative”
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01. Reassessing your Evacuation Needs - Alan Oliver, TagEvac02. The Role of Intelligent Fire Suppression - Tony Hanley, FirePro03. Fire doors, a Key Evacuation Component - Andrew Thompson, Gerda04. The Importance of Fire and Smoke Seals - Sarah Lewis, Lorient UK05. Best Practice in Passive Fire Protection - Niall Rowan, ASFP06. When is Stay Put Policy Acceptable - Howard Passey, The FPA07. Emergency Preparedness - Steve Clark, Marsden Fire Safety08. Managing Evacuation in a Complex, Dynamic Environment - Roger Gentle, Gentle Fire Solutions09. Integrated Fire Safety For Existing Buildings - Raman Chagger, BRE10. Fire Detection & Alarm Systems; a SAFE evacuation solution - Kevin Cooper, Honeywell Gent11. Evacuating The Deaf & Hard Of Hearing - Pete Davies, Fireco
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Throughout the process we have worked very closely with TagEvac and have come up with an ideal solution….the Fire Brigade were certainly very impressed and expressed their views that TagEvac is a very good product.
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Adopting TagEvac has simplified and speeded up the reporting process. I gave my fire wardens 5 minutes training on how to use the system and they got it straight away!
TagEvac have provided us with a way we could capture information at our Central Control Point so we can see the evacuation in real time at one place. I am happy with the product, service and attention to our specific requirements.