2019 Conference Programme

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service & National Society of Master Thatchers Ltd
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

22nd to 23th March 2019

Hampshire Fire & Police Headquarters, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9SJ.

“WORKING TOGETHER”

Everyone is welcome on either or both days:

Day 1. The focus is on operational considerations when tackling thatch fires and fire prevention

Day 2. Summary of thatch fire prevention from day 1, with business management and materials quality assessment practical training for thatchers.

DAY 1 – 9.30 for 10.00 Friday 22nd March 2019

10.00 Opening address Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Deputy Chief Fire Officer Andy Bowers
10.15 Welcome Nigel Turton Chairman NSMT
10.30 Fire in thatch, consequences & fire fighting Matt Owen-Farmer & Mark White Hampshire F&RS
11.15 A Review of Reported Fires In Thatched Properties

2008 – 2019

Marjorie Sanders NSMT
12.00 Chimney Construction & Design Oliver Ellis  HETAS
12.45 LUNCH
14.00 Managing fire risk in historic dwellings Charlie Harris – Historic England
15.00 Case study break out group discussion All delegates led by Roger Angold
15.30 Group feedback and agreed actions to take forward
16.30 depart

Demonstrations

  1. The Dorset model – materials suitability assessment, Dorset model for new build Robert Heaton
  2. Burn of panel with/without Dorset model protection Matt Owen Farmer and Mark White.
  3. Hampshire Fire and Rescue service video showing

The conference fee, including lunch is £75.00 each day or £100 for both days (payable with booking.)

A special conference hotel package has been negotiated with the Holiday Inn, across the road from the Headquarters.  Please contact Andrew Raffle for details and booking form.

Spaces for trade stands are available for both days to reserve a space contact:

Andrew Raffle:   info@NSMTLTD.co.uk

Day 2 – 9.30 for 10.00 Saturday 22nd March 2019

10.00 Welcome Matt Owen Farmer Hampshire fire and Rescue Service
10.15 Welcome Nigel Turton chairman NSMT
10.30 Working with local F&R services

Training provided & Training received

Matt Owen Farmer & Mark White
11.15 Interpreting thatch fire data:

Feedback from case study on day 1.

Marjorie Sanders & Roger Angold NSMT
12.00 Chimney construction & design, identification of faults Oliver Ellis HETAS
12.45 LUNCH
14.00 PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS TO RUN CONCURRENTLY
14.00 -15.00 Thatch materials quality testing Individual instruction and training for carrying out a goods inward quality record.
14.00 -15.30 Dorset model, information and materials testing Robert Heaton, Matt Owen Farmer, Mark White
15.45 NSMT AGM (for NSMT members only)
19.00 Conference dinner – The Holiday Inn Eastleigh

Demonstrations

  1. Practical training for quality scheme, individual tuition.
  2. Demonstration of business records forms and recording
  3. The Dorset model – materials suitability test, live demonstration led by Robert Heaton
  4. Hampshire Fire and Rescue service video showing

The conference fee, including lunch is £75.00 each day or £100 for both days (payable with booking.)

A special conference hotel package has been negotiated with the Holiday Inn, across the road from the Headquarters.  Please contact Andrew Raffle for details and booking form.

Spaces for trade stands are available for both days to reserve a space contact Andrew Raffle.

Andrew Raffle:   info@NSMTLTD.co.uk