Almost 100 delegates attended a seminar organised by Wessex Fire & Security to inform them of developments in the fire sector.
Last year’s tragic events in London has focused the attention on the risks of fire and how they can be reduced.
It was held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium, where Wessex Fire & Security recently installed additions to its fire protection system.
Among those attending included professionals from a number of fire brigades, those with responsibility for fire systems as well as business leaders.
Delegates heard experts speak about recent changes to the British Standards for fire alarms, how to best choose a fire detector for a particular job, how to reduce the number of false alarms and also an introduction to a new alarm management system.
Jess Lutwyche, managing director of Wessex Fire & Security, which is based in Shaftesbury in north Dorset, said the interest surpassed expectations.
She said: “Though we are based in Shaftesbury where the Wessex Group was founded more than 50 years ago we work across the south.
“The AFC Bournemouth stadium was a great venue and geographically convenient for our delegates of whom we had a great number, which reflects the general interest in fire safety.
“As well as talks from our own staff and those from our seminar partner Honeywell Gent there was a lively question and answer session.
“These events provide a platform for the dissemination of information and enables those with an interest to share best practice and experiences.
“Businesses must be compliant with fire safety regulations and many I’m pleased to say go further than they have to.”
Wessex Fire & Security was founded in 1984 as Wessex Alarms and is part of the family-owned Wessex Group.
Jess Lutwyche has been with the company for a decade and was appointed as MD in October 2016.
Notes to editors:
Wessex Fire and Security was first established in 1984 as a trading division of Wessex Electricals and branded as Wessex Alarms. The name was changed to Wessex Fire & Security in 1998 and it was incorporated as a separate company in the same year. Originally installing burglar alarms, the company diversified into all security systems, such as CCTV and access control. In 1993, the responsibility for installing and maintaining fire alarm systems was transferred from Wessex Electricals to Wessex Alarms. The company, based in Shaftesbury, Dorset, covers all aspects of fire and security and works across the south for commercial and domestic customers.
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