Events

January Lecture – Fires in commercial kitchens

DATE: Monday 28th January, 2019
TIME: 4 pm
LOCATION: BT Redcare, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ

Fires in commercial kitchens – An investigator’s perspective
By
Ian Griffiths
Partner, Burgoynes

London Fire Brigade report the outbreak of at least one fire every day in a commercial kitchen in the capital. It also confirms that 90% of fires in catering premises are intensified by ignition of deposits inside grease extract ductwork.

By understanding the root causes of the factors that contribute to the more severe fires in commercial kitchens, practical measures can be identified to avoid or reduce the likelihood and impact. This talk will cover the findings from investigations looking into the initial causes and the factors that contribute to the spread and development of the fire into and through the extraction systems, and identify potential improvements.

 Ian Griffiths is a mechanical engineer and Partner at Burgoynes, who are well known in the industry as consulting scientists and engineers.  After graduating in 2001 Ian worked as an engineer in the pharmaceutical industry before joining Burgoynes in 2004.  Since then he has investigated over 1000 incidents, including over 700 fires, including many commercial kitchen fires.

 


February Lecture

DATE: Monday 25th February, 2019
TIME: 4 pm
LOCATION: BT Redcare, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ

ASSA / Abloy – Smart Locks 


March Lecture

DATE: Monday 25th March, 2019
TIME: 4 pm
LOCATION: BT Redcare, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ

BT intends for all its customers to be using fully digital telephone services by 2025 with the first products launching in 2018. The UK is not the first country transitioning to all IP. Other global communications companies (in Germany, Japan, Sweden and other countries) are ahead of us in the process of upgrading to digital telephone services.
Special services 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 the industry to make this a seamless transition.


April Lecture

DATE: Monday 29th April, 2019
TIME: 4 pm
LOCATION: BT Redcare, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ

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