Agenda

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Main Theatre

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote

Opening address by Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the NSI.

A whole system approach to surveillance cameras
10:00 - 11:00
Session
Surveillance Camera Commissioner
The Home Office

Tony will talk about what whole system approach to surveillance cameras is. How this involves manufacturers, installers, designers and end users. He will touch on the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales a whole system approach to surveillance cameras is a golden thread that runs through it. 

Learning outcomes include:

  • An understanding of the different players involved in the life cycle of a surveillance camera system  
  • A heightened understanding of the role installers/designers play and how their role can influence the effectiveness of a surveillance camera system   
  • How the National Surveillance Camera Strategy lends itself to a whole system approach to surveillance cameras and an update on progress since its launch in March 2017
Jonathan O'Neill, OBE, Managing Director, FPA
10:00 - 11:00
Session

Jonathan O'Neill, OBE, Managing Director, FPA

Fire Safety

Fire risk assessment for challenging environments
11:30 - 12:00
Session
Maintenance and Fire Safety Manager
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fire Officer
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Fire risk assessing a mental health ward presents its own challenges. The presentation will look at the specific requirements for a mental health setting and how they can be applied to other high risk environments.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Different requirements of mental health ward
  • Restrictions of evacuating patients from ward
  • Risk assessing service user damage during risk assessment
Unwanted fire signals: the NFCC’s ambitions to protect Fire Service Resources (FRS) and change business’ perspective
12:00 - 12:30
Session
LFB Fire Safety Policy Officer and UwFS Reduction Lead
London Fire Brigade
Director of Service Delivery and National Lead for Unwanted Fire Signals & Automatic Fire Alarms
Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, National Fire Chiefs Council

The presentation will include an overview of this NFCC working groups actions to reduce the impact of false alarms on business and emergency services. The presentation will then focus on the Connection Agreement process designed to establish consistency in monitoring service standards and align this with third party accreditation.

Learning outcomes include:

  • An appreciation of the work delivered by the NFCC Working Group on false alarms and unwanted fire signal reduction
  • An understanding of the inconsistencies in fire monitoring services
  • Recognising the benefits of co-operation with shared information
  • An appreciation of how the Connection Agreement can be used to drive improved monitoring operating standards
  • The role of third party accreditation in the Connection Agreement and the impact on future working group objectives
Preparing monitored fire alarms for IP transformation
13:30 - 14:00
Session
Digital Voice Industry Engagement
BT Redcare
Head of Product and Portfolio
BT Redcare

BT intends for all its customers to be using fully digital telephone services by 2025 with the first products launching in 2018.  But special services, such as monitored fire alarms, that rely on our analogue PSTN network may be impacted by the move to all IP. Find out how BT is fully committed to working with customers and industry to make this a seamless transition by: raising the awareness of industry and customers; testing special services equipment; and identifying customers with special services equipment, such as monitored fire alarms.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Have a greater understanding of the implications of BT's all IP programme
  • Know how (if necessary) to test any equipment to see if it will work on new digital networks
  • Make sure none of your customers, particularly vulnerable ones, are impacted by the switchover
Kitchen Fire Protection Systems: improving safety with the new SP 206 scheme
14:00 - 14:30
Session

This presentation will share the key criteria required to demonstrate competency in the design, installation, commissioning, recharging and maintenance for the new MOT approval scheme for Kitchen Fire Protection Systems. This new scheme has been developed by BAFE and NSI following an extensive review of safety standards for commercial kitchens with engagement from key stakeholders, including insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Insight into the risk of fire in commercial kitchens
  • Key criteria for approval to the new scheme
  • Understanding the BAFE and NSI relationship for developing standards, approval criteria and auditing
  • NSI/BAFE Certificates of Compliance documentation available for insurers and authorities as evidence of systems’ compliance
Competence of fire risk assessors in a post Hackitt world
14:30 - 15:00
Session
Principal Consultant
FPA

The Hackitt review and subsequent Implementation Plan published by the Government makes clear recommendations for improved standards of verifiable competency for all engaged in the design, construction and ongoing management of occupied premises. This presentation will consider the likely impacts on fire risk assessors and what can be done by way of preparation. 

Learning outcomes include:

  • Scope and scale of likely changes
  • Clarity on the need for categorisation (e.g. higher risk v’s lower risk premises) in terms of competencies required
  • The impacts on existing registers of fire risk assessors and those already registered
  • The need for continuing professional development and how to get ahead of the curve

Electronic Security

ECHO - automating the future of alarm messaging
11:30 - 12:00
Session
Head of ARC & Operations
Banham
Director of Technical Services
BSIA

Learn about the ECHO initiative and how it will improve the efficiency of alarm call handling, whilst reducing errors to blue light services. Understand the benefits to ARCs and installers, as well as how it meets the NPCC Police policy of 2020. Find out when ECHO will be operational.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding why ECHO is being developed
  • Understand what ECHO is set to deliver to industry / blue light services
  • Understand how it will affect ARCs its benefits and costs
  • Find out when ECHO will be operational and in use
Electronic Fire and Security Apprenticeship – Essential information for your business
12:00 - 12:30
Session
Curriculum & Quality Leader of Electronic Fire & Security
New College Lanarkshire
Managing Director and Regional BSIA Scotland Chair
Border Safeguard

David will present the framework programme that is developed across the UK, using the apprenticeship at New College Lanarkshire as an example. He will focus on the importance of employer/partner relations for colleges and how businesses can begin the journey of employing an apprentice. Alan will draw on his experience to argue the importance of apprentices attending a training centre at the forefront of skills delivery.  He will share the opportunities that exist for both the apprentice themselves and the added value to the business itself.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Insight into the colleges delivering the programme
  • Key information for colleges
  • Key information for employers including the apprenticeship programme framework, the funding and also the World Skills event

 

Achilles’ heel security: the value of security penetration testing
13:30 - 14:00
Session

How do you know if your or your customers’ security solutions are vulnerable to hacking?  Are they IP enabled and or application based? This short but detailed presentation will address the value of thinking like a hacker and the benefits of conducting routine security penetration testing of your solution to ensure security integrity for you and your customers.   

Learning outcomes include:

  • An understanding of IP system and application security weaknesses
  • The 10 rules of hacking
  • The ROI of security penetration testing
NCP 104 Issue 3 Update review
14:00 - 14:30
Session

A review and explanation of the changes in NCP 104 Issue 3 which were introduced to closely align it with the requirements of BS EN 62676-4 (Video surveillance systems for use in security applications), which supersedes BS EN 50132-7. NCP 104 Issue 3 is currently running in parallel with NCP 104 Issue 2 which will be withdrawn on the 30th April 2019.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Gain an understanding of the changes to NCP 104 brought about through the alignment to BS EN 62676-4
  • Gain an understanding of the key differences between the BS EN 50132-7 and BS EN 62676-4
PD 6662:2017 Update review
14:30 - 15:00
Session

A review and explanation of changes in PD 6662 brought about by the 2017 publication currently running in parallel with the 2010 version which will be withdrawn on the 31st of May 2019.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Gain an understanding of the key differences between the 2010 and 2017 versions
  • Gain an understanding of the relationship changes between the changed European standards and the legacy British standards
  • Understand the timeline for regulatory requirement to implement the 2017 version

Security Services

Business security and modern slavery risks
11:30 - 12:00
Session
Director of Strategy
Gangmasters Licensing Authority

The session will explain the current legislation, role of the GLAA and its powers, prevention, signs of exploitation, business and security professionals, capable guardians, and impacts for business where modern slavery risks are not prevented.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand what modern slavery in the context of labour exploitation is
  • The need to assess risks in supply chains, to show due diligence in action and to report processes in the modern slavery statement
  • Where and to who do you report concerns

 

Document Awareness, How NaCTSO can help you recognise signs of document abuse
12:00 - 12:30
Session
Document Examiner
National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)

In response to evolving terrorist methodology NaCTSO has developed the NaCTSO Document Awareness Workshop to strengthen identity document knowledge in HR and recruitment departments of vulnerable companies. The "Do you know who you are employing?" workshop is a free to attend document awareness workshop for vulnerable companies. This session outlines the programme.

Learning outcomes include:

  • What is the NaCTSO Document Awareness Workshop
  • Why attend
  • How to recognise signs of ID Document abuse
What's new in 2019 for the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)?
14:00 - 14:30
Session
Quality and Risk Manager
Security Industry Authority

The SIA will be presenting an overview of the changes to the approved contractor scheme for 2019.  The changes include those to the ACS standard, the workbook, the ACS eligibility criteria and conditions all of which will be in place from 1st April 2019. 

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the changes to the ACS workbook and  the new eligibility criteria and approval conditions
  • Evaluating what this means for your assessment.
  • Identifying any action you need to take to ensure you will meet the new requirements from 1st April 2019
Owning your space: Project Servator and Unpredictability Strategies
14:30 - 15:00
Session

With the threat of terrorist activity in the UK being an enduring one, it is important to continue to build on the Communities defeat terrorism mantra by engaging and sharing information with a larger audience. Ian will talk about Project Servator and the importance of unpredictability strategies.

Learning outcomes include the importance of reporting suspicious behaviour, the impact of doing so and simple steps to reduce vulnerability.