Dominic Vallely presents to fire safety engineers of the future

Dominic Vallely, a Tenos Director, was recently invited by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences to present to thirty students studying for a Masters.

Dominic presented on the subject of ‘Fire Risk Assessments in Practice – Beyond the Theory’ which formed part of the students Risk Assessment & Management module.

Drawing on his vast experience as a Chartered Engineer carrying out fire risk assessments, together with use of real-life case studies, Dominic provided the students with a valuable insight into fire risk assessments in practice.

Fire Risk Assessments in Practice – Beyond the Theory

In the presentation, he provided:

  • An overview of the legislative requirements;
  • Advice on what guidance is available;
  • Discussion on the importance of understanding building construction, in particular when it was built and the standards that would of applied at that time;
  • A summary of the key elements of a fire risk assessment;
  • Guidance on why the interview and document review is important.

The presentation was well received by the students, employers and accreditors of the School’s courses.

Dr TL Graham, Course Leader for the UCLAN School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences said: “Thank you for your help on our Risk Assessment & Management module. The materials you provided and developed for this year were above and beyond any expectations. Feedback about the content you presented was very position.”

Dominic added: “It was a privilege to have been invited to present to students at the University. Employers of fire safety engineers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate their ability to apply what they have learnt in an educational setting in practice. That is why we support educational establishments such as UCLAN in developing world class fire safety engineers of the future by sharing our industry experience and knowledge.”