IFE Ethics Committee

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” – Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

The Ethics Committee has been established by the Board of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) to monitor the ethical and behavioural standards exhibited by the Institution and its members, and to take such action as may be necessary when it appears that the highest standards have not been met.

The Ethics Committee is seeking members and we want to make sure that we effectively represent the diverse nature of the IFE’s membership.

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Inter-professional networking event 2018

A networking event supported by the IFE will take place for professionals from the built and natural environment next month which will also provide an opportunity to take part in a 1-2-1 CV workshop.

The event offers the chance to connect with professionals from nine institutions including architects, engineers, ecologists and landscape architects in an informal setting. The IFE’s London branch is one of the event sponsors which also includes CIBSE, The Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers amongst others. In addition to the networking opportunity, the event will provide 15 minute sessions for peer-reviewing of CVs which are pre-bookable workshops to be confirmed in advance of the event.

To attend, book your place here. The event will take place on 14th August 2018 at 6.30pm at Patch St Paul’s, 58-60 Carter Lane, EC4V 5EA.

Career Spotlight: Bob Bantock – IFE Fire Risk Assessor

Year of gaining IFE Fire Risk Registration: 2010
Membership Grade: Graduate (GIFireE)
Registration: Engineering Technician (EngTech)
Current Job Title: Heritage Fire Safety Specialist
Employer: National Trust

Current role
I hold the fire specialist role and advise on all matters relating to fire safety. I ensure that operational staff meet their fire safety regulation compliance responsibilities and support the Head of Operational Risk with Strategic Fire Safety and Emergency Planning support. My role within the National Trust is UK wide and covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This can sometimes be tricky as there are differing codes and fire safety technical guides for each specific country. I have to have an awareness of what is happening in the external environment of fire safety, especially regarding the legal requirements and fire safety compliance, and use this to formulate fire policy and standards for the National Trust.

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IFE South Africa Branch October Exams

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for October 2017 IFE examinations. The October exam session offers a limited timetable.

The IFE South Africa Branch is running a pilot programme with limited exam centres, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Syllabuses for all three levels of exam, as well as recommended study material, sample questions or past exam papers, etc. can be downloaded from our website.

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