Standards of Fire Safety Must Match International Standards

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Sunday, January 23, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, January 24, 2011 - Due to a high incidence of fires across the MENA region, Civil Defence
Authorities are insisting on higher standards of fire safety across the

The MENA region is currently experiencing a spectacular growth of
building development and huge capital investment particularly from
international shareholders. Qatar, in particular, has one of the
fastest-growing economies in the world. Therefore, it is expected that
standards of fire safety, specifically within construction and infrastructure
projects, should increase not only to safeguard the health and safety of the
inhabitants but to protect these valuable assets. However, lack of
maintenance inspections by certified, competent engineers and a proactive
fire safety approach coupled with poor workplace health and safety contribute
to the frequency of fire incidents. This is further complicated by confusion
created from using a high number of international fire safety codes.
Therefore, now is the perfect time to review how project teams within the
region are effectively tackling these issues.

The MENA region is keen to review methods of reducing the risk of fire
during the construction phase, many of which will be discussed at IQPC's
inaugural Fire Safety MENA 2011 conference, to be held at the Oryx Rotana,
Doha between 3 - 6 April 2011. Wayne Harris, HSE Director at Qatar Project
Management will share his perspective on ensuring fire safety within
construction projects by reviewing an effective fire risk profile. He will
also evaluate stakeholders impacts and mitigation planning for emergencies as
well as review the process of designing out fire risk and potential hazards.

Wayne Harris will be joined by speakers from Mott MacDonald, COWI, Atkins
and Consolidated Contractors International to review developing fire safety
solutions for underground infrastructure, incorporating fire safety
strategies within sports arenas and achieving best-practice fire safety
within the construction and operational phases.

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