New Realities of Tall Building Fire Safety

New Realities of Tall Building Fire Safety
  • Tue 13 Mar 2018 6:15 PM -
    Tue 13 Mar 2018 7:30 PM

  • Holborn Bars,
    138–142 Holborn,
    United Kingdom

    EC1N 2NQ

  • Branch meeting

    London Metropolitan Branch

  • This event is free to attend


This presentation will cover current Tall Building Fire Safety Issues and provide up to date feedback on ‘Grenfell Issues’. RT will then explore tactics for safe residence and evacuation of Tall Buildings. The presentation will close with some insights on future developments in Tall Buildings.

Speaker: Russ Timpson, Managing Director - Horizonscan BCP

Russ Timpson is the founder and CEO of Horizonscan. A company focusing on risk, resilience and client companies readiness for crisis events.

RT began his fire career with Kent Fire Brigade. During this time RT completed the Fire Engineering Degree Course at South Bank University.

On leaving the Fire Service, RT took up the position of Head of Safety for Virgin Atlantic Airways, leading a multi-disciplinary team of safety, health and environmental specialists. Highlights included opening new airline routes to South Africa and the Caribbean.

In 1999, RT was headhunted by BAA (UK airport operator) to lead the response to the major fire at Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport. In the following five years, RT contributed to several major airport construction projects; including the skyway at Gatwick Airport and T5 at Heathrow Airport.

RT was awarded the HSE’s award for European Safety and Health at Work achievement 1998 and European Strategic Risk Management Award 2004, International Fire professional of the Year 2015.

RT now works as a consulting resilience/business continuity advisor to several multinational companies. RT is past-president of the UK South East Branch of the Institute of Fire Engineers. He is the inventor of the Crisisboardroom™ concept for management of crisis events. Crisisboardroom™ has been deployed around the World to make businesses more resilient.

What's in it for you?

Following many requests on feedback forms from members who have attended previous meetings this is event will certainly bring together many members who have been attending branch meetings who have never really and met.

Who should attend

Any health and safety professional, employee or manager.

What you need to know

Venue Details

Underground: Chancery Lane (Central Line)

Holborn Bars,  138 - 142 Holborn,  London,  EC1N 2NQ 

  • 18:15 (refreshments & networking from 17:45)
  • 19:30 (Finish)

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