Fire Safety – An emergency call for the Middle East

Published:  06 June, 2012

In the year 2010-2011, according to the United Kingdom HSE statistics 171 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.6 fatalities per 100 000 workers, 26.4 million days were lost overall, on an average 15 days per case of work-related illness or workplace injury. In the Middle East as per the HSE statistics the most common reasons cited for fire mishaps are non-working smoke alarms: worn or missing batteries. The challenges that need to be tackled by communities and organisations world wide include confined space rescue, fire prevention in public transports, emergency preparedness, active and passive fire protection etc. The least organisations can do is to educate and make aware the workforce about measures to avert disasters, loss prevention, and post incident recovery.

On a professional level organisations need to be aware about the newer codes and standards in the industry so that the infrastructure always conforms to the norms considered safe according to the safety standards.

Market analysis shows that fear motives and greed motives being the main reasons behind fire safety gaining so much importance in the industry.

Taking into consideration the imperative industry needs Fleming Gulf conferences is organising the 3rd Annual Middle East Fire Safe Conference to be held from 24 – 26 September 2012 in Dubai. This conference would be a staggering platform for strategic exchange of topics related to fire safety in various industries ranging from Construction, Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Aviation and Transportation, to Design and Architecture Firms. The conference would have speakers discussing on latest technologies such as fire fighting monitors, green sprinklers and fire fighting foam-equipment, conducting effective emergency response training for the teams, measurement techniques for validating tunnel ventilation air flows for metro systems, sustainable fire prevention systems, standards and codes of practice and many more.

The conference would see an impressive speaker line up consisting of experts like Morgan Hurley, Technical Director, Society of Fire Protection Engineers,  Fadhel A. Al-Ali, Manager Health, Safety, Environment and Support Services in Petroleum Coke Industries Company, Kuwait, John Boyce, Chartered Fire Engineer, Stefano Chiti, Consultant Engineer, COWI and many more.

Fleming Gulf Conferences

Fleming Gulf specialises in developing strategic B2B conferences and in-depth trainings courses in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Our vision is to be the premier choice of organizations worldwide seeking strategic knowledge in a rapidly changing business landscape.

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