Open Fire Podcast

4th March 2020

Frankham Risk Management has been sponsoring the 2nd series of the fire safety industry’s only dedicated industry podcast, the OpenFire Podcast during 2019.

The 10-part series has proved overwhelmingly popular both with our clients and other interested parties across the sector.

Open Fire PodcastThe show was originally set up by Frankham’s Head of Fire Safety Dave Calvert and former Director of Fire Safety Tom Gilbert. The show format includes a light-hearted news update from Head to Fire Consultancy Lucy Witts followed by interviews with a wide range of high-profile guests from across the industry to cover a range of topics.

The show’s presenting team is boosted by regular slots from Head of Fire Engineering Anthony Robson and Frankham RMS MD John Powell.

Originally conceived in 2018, the focus of the podcast was to pull the fire safety industry together, irrespective of company or brand, to talk about the significant issues facing responsible organisations and to delve into the everyday technical problems people are finding.

Reviews have been positive across the industry and the show is fast becoming a forum for all types of specialists in fire safety to come together and talk through some of the most technically challenging and even controversial subjects on behalf of our clients in the housing industry.

Frankham are already making plans for the 3rd series to kick-off in Spring 2020 with our guest list currently being booked. If you have something to say about fire safety, or you would like to be involved please feel free to get in touch with Dave Calvert who will be happy to give further details.

For those that missed previous episodes, they are still available in iTunes with a full run-down of guests and subjects covered below.

Episode 1 Fire Safety above 18 Meters with Russ Timpson of the Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network
Episode 2 Compartmentation with Warren Wright of Trail Services and Dave Lamb
Episode 3 Fire Safety from Main Contractors with Suzanne Eaglen of Kier Services
Episode 4 Managing a Fire Safety Business with our own MD John Powell and Clive Miles, MD of CLM Fireproofing
Episode 5 Firestopping and the Role of the ASFP with Daniel White of FDCC and Niall Rowan of the Association of Specialist Fire Protection
Episode 6 Fire Strategies with Author Paul Bryant of Fire Cubed
Episode 7 Means of Evacuation with Andy Cunnngham of Lite-4-Life
Episode 8 Talking about the MHCLG Guidance Notes with Frankham’s own Anthony Robson
Episode 9 Fire Safety Around the World with Lendlease specialist Fire Engineer Mario Lara Lederman
Episode 10 BS9997 (PAS7) Fire Safety Management Reviews with Anthony Robson & John Powell