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  • IFE International Conference 2015IFE International Conference 2015

    1515thth & 16& 16thth July 2015, The Shard, LondonJuly 2015, The Shard, London

    Professional recognition of fire Professional recognition of fire engineering competenceengineering competence

    Martin ShippMartin Shipp

    The Institution of Fire Engineers

  • Why Professional Why Professional recognition?recognition?

    As buildings become more complex and call upon new construction As buildings become more complex and call upon new construction materials and techniques, and include more complex systems, so it is materials and techniques, and include more complex systems, so it is becoming ever more important that the design of such buildings and becoming ever more important that the design of such buildings and their systems are carried out by competent specialist engineers.their systems are carried out by competent specialist engineers. This includes fire safety.This includes fire safety.

  • Fire Safety EngineeringFire Safety Engineering

    Fire Safety Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering Fire Safety Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles based on the understanding of the effects of fire, the reaction principles based on the understanding of the effects of fire, the reaction and behaviour of people to fire and how to protect people, property and and behaviour of people to fire and how to protect people, property and the environment.the environment. It is a complex engineering discipline.It is a complex engineering discipline.

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  • Why?Why?

    The IFE is committed to:

  • Why?Why?

    The IFE is committed to:

    • Recognition for Professional Fire Engineers

  • Why?Why?

    The IFE is committed to:

    • Recognition for Professional Fire Engineers

    • Encouragement and improvement of

    • fire science and practice

    • stimulate innovation

    • benefit communities

  • Why?Why?

    It is IFE policy that “those responsible for the

    employment of fire professional, or the procurement fire professional services should identify and engage people with the appropriate professional qualification.”

  • Why?Why?

    • It is IFE policy that “those responsible for the

    employment of fire professional, or the procurement fire professional services should identify and engage people with the appropriate professional qualification.”

    • The IFE is seeking no more than to ensure that fire engineers are involved on building or construction projects on the same footing as other engineering specialisms.

  • Why?Why?

    •• Benefits to membersBenefits to members •• Benefits to employersBenefits to employers •• Benefits to the professionBenefits to the profession

  • Why?Why?

    Benefits of Membership and Engineering Council RegistrationBenefits of Membership and Engineering Council Registration

    •• It identifies you as having competences that employers value; It identifies you as having competences that employers value;

    •• It indicates that your competence, and your commitment to It indicates that your competence, and your commitment to professionalism, have been assessed by other engineering professionalism, have been assessed by other engineering professionals; professionals;

    •• It demonstrates that your competence may be compared with It demonstrates that your competence may be compared with standards applicable in other parts of the world; standards applicable in other parts of the world;

    •• It confirms that your commitment to professionalism is underwritten by It confirms that your commitment to professionalism is underwritten by the support of a national engineering institution licensed by the the support of a national engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council.Engineering Council.

  • Why?Why?

    Benefits to employersBenefits to employers 1. Increased technical credibility with customers1. Increased technical credibility with customers •• A company that employs Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers A company that employs Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers

    or Engineering Technicians will enhance its ability to win potential or Engineering Technicians will enhance its ability to win potential business. Many customers, both in the UK and overseas, will require business. Many customers, both in the UK and overseas, will require evidence of your employees' engineering competence.evidence of your employees' engineering competence. Engineering Engineering Council professional qualifications are an accepted way of satisfying Council professional qualifications are an accepted way of satisfying this.this.

    •• Our professional qualifications are recognised in many other countries Our professional qualifications are recognised in many other countries through mutual recognition agreements with international professional through mutual recognition agreements with international professional bodies. Registration with the Engineering Council is recognised under bodies. Registration with the Engineering Council is recognised under European law through Directive 2005/36/EC.European law through Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Why?Why?

    Benefits to employersBenefits to employers

    2. Assurance that the employee has satisfied a rigorous assessment 2. Assurance that the employee has satisfied a rigorous assessment of their engineering competenceof their engineering competence

    •• To gain registration, each engineer or technician must submit evidence To gain registration, each engineer or technician must submit evidence of education, training and professional experience. These are of education, training and professional experience. These are scrutinised by a panel of senior engineers, including industrialists and scrutinised by a panel of senior engineers, including industrialists and academics. A formal faceacademics. A formal face--toto--face review is then undertaken, drawing face review is then undertaken, drawing on detailed real project submissions judged by the candidate to on detailed real project submissions judged by the candidate to exemplify the competencies achieved.exemplify the competencies achieved.

  • Why?Why?

    Benefits to employersBenefits to employers 3. Confirmation that the engineering credentials being claimed are 3. Confirmation that the engineering credentials being claimed are

    actually heldactually held •• All documentation submitted by the candidate is verified. Evidence of All documentation submitted by the candidate is verified. Evidence of

    academic qualifications is checked with the issuing authority. academic qualifications is checked with the issuing authority. Statements of experience gained and career path are verified by at Statements of experience gained and career path are verified by at least two sponsors, who are contacted separately for private reports.least two sponsors, who are contacted separately for private reports.

    4. Assurance that the employee is keeping up4. Assurance that the employee is keeping up--toto--date with date with professional codes of conduct and has the means to do thisprofessional codes of conduct and has the means to do this

    •• Registrants are expected to observe the requirements of the Code of Registrants are expected to observe the requirements of the Code of Conduct of the professional engineering institution (PEI) they have Conduct of the professional engineering institution (PEI) they have joined. PEIs are obliged to respond to allegations of infringement of the joined. PEIs are obliged to respond to allegations of infringement of the code.code. They may suspend or remove membership and Engineering They may suspend or remove membership and Engineering Council registration if proven. Council registration if proven.

  • Why?Why?

    Benefits to employersBenefits to employers 5. A means to satisfy requirements of the Quality Management 5. A means to satisfy requirements of the Quality Management

    Systems standard ISO 9001:2008Systems standard ISO 9001:2008

    •• ISO 9001:2008 (in 6.2.2.a) states that "The organisation shall ISO 9001:2008 (in 6.2.2.a) states that "The organisation shall determine the necessary competence for personnel performing work determine the necessary competence for personnel performing work affecting product quality."affecting product quality."

    •• Registration contributes to demonstrating that employees have suitable Registration contributes to demonstrating that employees have suitable and necessary competences.and necessary competences.

  • Why?Why?

    Benefits to the IFE :

    • Recognition for Professional Fire Engineers

    • Enhances the fire profession

    • Encourages interest and contributions to the Institution

  • Who?Who?

    •• Any member of IFE with appropriate qualifications can seek registration.Any member of IFE with appropriate qualificati

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