Vision To provide a nationwide knowledge network connecting members with industry specialists in order to provide assurance around building safety.

Mission By providing an arena where members can access legislative, industry and best practice insights, specifically related to the sector.




28th October 2020 11am - 12pm

Exclusive to nhs trusts, tailored for estates, fire safety and capital works personnel.

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Once registered you will receive a confirmation email and webinar link for the 28th October 11am - 12pm

Webinar Event

The principles of fire safety for a Healthcare Premises

‘Managing the Risk – Healthcare Premises’ is a bespoke comprehensive session which will provide a clear understanding of how Passive Fire Protection can mitigate, reduce, or prevent fire spread from a holistic approach. The seminar will review the types of passive fire protection systems found in Healthcare premises and explain the importance of the correct specification, installation, and maintenance of all such systems. Using real world examples and case studies, this webinar will provide you with confidence on when to challenge and seek further information.

Delivered in conjunction with your evacuation plans and procedures, the course will detail the specific prescriptive requirements and guidance related to construction and maintenance for best practice and management of this duty of care.

Learning Outcomes & Course Content

  • Understanding passive fire protection
  • The importance of upgrading systems for control of smoke
  • How fire safety can be compromised by alterations and refurbishment programmes.

Adjacencies and Horizontal Evacuation

Fire Resistance between the building occupants and the threat

Evaluation of Dampers and Doors in accordance with British Standards.

Permissible locations of Fire Dampers and Maintenance of Dampers – Fire & Smoke Dampers in compartment, sub compartment wall or wall to fire hazard.

Approved document B and BS 8214 installation

Guidance in support of functional provisions of fire safety in the design of healthcare premises.

This course is designed to improve knowledge and understanding of HTM 05-02.

The Health Technical Memorandum series provides best practice engineering standards and policy to enable management of this duty of care.


Ventro is one of the top Passive Fire Safety Specialists in the UK. We are providers of Fire Doors, Fire Dampers, Fire Stopping, Fire Sprinklers and Fire Rated Cladding.

The Instructor

Howard melvin, Technical Director - Ventro Group

Howard Melvin

Howard is the Technical Director at Ventro, and has been working in the fire industry for over 30 years. He is experienced in many practical aspects of project management, having a detailed knowledge of Health & Safety guidelines (working with our external consultants Citation) and fire safety standards. Fully qualified by BM TRADA, he provides valuable oversight and direction for the regional Health, Safety and Quality Teams on the operational side of the business.

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