Are You Compliant? Lessons from Buncefield – A New Perspective, 18-19 September, 2012, Teesside University (UK)

Published:  08 June, 2012

Firefighting in the high hazard industries is a specialist business. Incidents occur on a surprisingly regular basis globally. Gaining hands on experience with specialist equipment backed up by application knowledge and fixed system alternatives is always valuable, and, until now, a rare objective to achieve.

Hawkes Fire, in partnership with Cleveland Fire & Rescue Service and Angus Fire, are offering a two-day workshop for industrial and municipal fire-fighters 18-19 September 20102.

The programme will cover:

  • engineering input from industry experts in fixed fire protection & suppression systems
  • major tank fire strategies
  • hands on with deployment and retrieval of large monitors and Hi-Vol Equipment
  • logistical requirements
  • emergency response plans
  • control/burndown policies
  • post fire security
  • validation training on portable foam equipment, inline inductors-branches, foam carts including standard tests.

Compliance will be the byword: since guidance was published following Buncefield, both municipal fire-fighters and their industrial cousins have had to re-appraise their emergency arrangements to ensure they provide for all reasonably foreseeable emergency scenarios arising out of credible major hazard incidents.

This will be a unique opportunity to share and learn with experienced practitioners

For further information please contact Amanda Smith at Hawkes Fire on +44 (0) 1642 791022 or email:

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