North East Branch - AGM and Technical Presentations

Start date: 29/06/18

Booking deadline: Thu 28 Jun 2018

Venue / location: Emirates Durham ICG, Chester Le Street, Durham

The next meeting of the North East Branch will be the Annual General Meeting and will be held on Friday 29 June 2018. at Emirates Durham ICG, Chester Le Street, Durham.

Click here for the Agenda and Calling Notice.

Any member who wishes to nominate themselves or another for a position as a Branch Officer should contact the IHEEM Head Office on

Programme for the day:   

11.00 AGM Members  
12.00 Lunch and Networking   
12.30 Fire Technology & Solutions Ian Watts - Hochiki

Ian Watts has over 25 year’s experience of working with a wide range of fire and lighting manufacturers. He was co-opted onto BS 5266 part 1 in 2015 as the independent industry expert on new technology through his work with innovative manufacturers.  Through this innovation activity with Hochiki he is now co-opted onto BS 7273 part 6 a draft standard to look at fire interface devices including the integration of dynamic emergency lighting systems.  Sitting on CEN 169 working group 3 tasked with this same development provides him with a European insight into this exciting market.  He lectures for CIBSE, the Lighting Industry Association and has been a trainer for the FIA since 2012.

  HTM 05 Series - Compliance Andrew Poplett - Estates Consultant Andrew has over 30 years’ experience of healthcare estates management with specific and specialist knowledge of fire safety, water, and critical ventilation systems.  Since leaving the NHS in 2010 Andrew established an independent healthcare estates consultancy (Andrew Poplett Enterprises Ltd) which provides AE services for both water and specialist ventilation systems along with general healthcare estates related advice and support.  He has a national client base and currently provides advice, support, awareness training, and independent auditing services to over 20 NHS trusts and private healthcare providers in his role as an Authorised Engineer.
  BIM Research TBA  
  Questions for the Speakers   
16.00  Conclude    

Event Supporters

Hochiki, which celebrates its 100 year anniversary this year, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial and industrial fire detection and emergency lighting solutions. Our high quality products encompass leading-edge technologies ensuring long-term reliability and reduced false alarms. Hochiki devices are manufactured in Japan, Europe and the USA, and have been installed in over 80 countries worldwide. We offer an extensive range of devices fully approved to EN standards, including; smoke detectors, heat detectors, marine approved devices, intrinsically safe devices, flame detectors, beam detectors, wireless devices, aspirating systems and much more. Visit the Hochiki website for more product information:

TFS Ltd are a fully accredited BAFE SP203-1 company specialising in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems and Addressable Intelligent Emergency Lighting Systems  to meet current British Standards . Our team of in-house BAFE approved design and estimation engineers allows us to take full control of any project from initial design through to final hand over and verification. We are fully supported by a team of fully trained engineers who are experienced in the installation, commissioning, repair and maintenance of both new and existing systems in accordance with local regulations and current British Standards, offering  a 24-hour 365-day call out service. We also provide a full service for all types of life safety systems such as Air Sampling & Vesda, Extinguishers, Disabled Refuge, Nurse Call, Access Control, Intruder systems, Emergency Call  and Emergency Lighting Systems.We believe that communication with the client and customer at all stages is key to a successful project.