Cityforum Round Table Discussion ‘Industrial Fire – risks, requirements & resources’, Thursday 16 April, London

Published:  27 March, 2015

FOR YOUR DIARY: Prevention, management and response – what are the future capability needs of industrial fire fighters, especially with regard to the imminent changes to COMAH requirements; affecting nearly 1,000 sites?

Being held in London on Thursday 16 April, this round table discussion is relevant to all those tasked with major incident response and regulatory compliance, as well as the manufacturers and suppliers of their equipment.  Visit to view the agenda.  Speakers include:

  • Ms Sandra Ashcroft Manager & Ms Christina Roberts, Policy Advisor Health & Safety Executive
  • Mr Gary Cawley, Technical Director CFB Risk Management
  • Mr Peter Dartford, President Chief Fire Officers’ Association & Chief Fire Officer Staffordshire Fire & Rescue
  • Mr Chris Davies, Chief Fire Officer Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service
  • Mr Jim Deacon, Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral Area NHS England
  • Mr Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer Cleveland Fire Service
  • Mr Chris Mulligan, Head of Engineering Construction Property & Casualty Willis Group
  • Mr Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director Fire Protection Association
  • Mr Norman Powell, Lead Emergency Planning Officer Cheshire & Chairman Emergency Planning Society COMAH
  • Mr Lewis Ramsay Director, Prevention, Protection & Road Safety CFOA & Assistant Chief Officer Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Mr Ken Rivers, Chair COMAH Strategic Forum
  • Dr Debbie Smith, Director of Fire Sciences & Building Products Building Research Establishment
  • Mr Martin van de Watering, Fire Chief Rotterdam Area Fire Department

Cityforum specialises in developing and hosting top-level gatherings held under the Chatham House Rule, where experts from across sectors can meet, behind closed doors, for the kind of expert, in-depth discussions that provide really useful information and guidance to all.

Visit for more information.

There are a limited number of complimentary guest places available for this event, which will be held at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), London SW1.  To register your interest please contact Fiona Foy at or telephone +44 (0)1373 831 900.

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