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MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates
compliance to industry standards that companies
strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that
companies are able to consistently install or
manufacture to the highest quality every time.

Please note, this event is for Fire and Rescue Services in the UK only. This event is not aimed at installer or manufacturing companies.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is hosting a free event focussing on fire safety and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. 

 

Please note, this event is for Fire and Rescue Services in the UK only. This event is not aimed at installer or manufacturing companies.

 

PV Installations and Fire Safety Event

Fire Service College, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0RH

Wednesday 1st May 2013

 

09:30 – 15:30

 

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is hosting a free event focussing on fire safety and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. 

With the number of photovoltaic installations increasing, there has been a growing need to share and collate information from Fire and Rescue Services across the UK to develop best practice regarding operational practices and promote learning from the investigation of the origin and cause of fires where PV may be a factor. 

The morning will cover the typical types of PV applications, current industry regulations around installation work, and potential risks. In the afternoon, the day will shift emphasis towards fire fighting procedures and the investigation of fire scenes involving PV. Kent Fire and Rescue Services will share a case study based around their experiences in 2012, before attendees are divided into workshop discussion groups. The aim of these groups is to allow attending Fire and Rescue Services to provide and share information with a view towards the development of industry standards, and codes of practice that take into account fire service operations and fire safety requirements. Further information about the content can be found on the agenda included.

The topics to be covered by the groups will include: 

 

  • Fire safety standards 

 

  • Operational concerns 

 

  • Locations and markings of installation

 

If you would prefer to be placed in a particular breakout group, please can you indicate this in your response. If no preference is confirmed, we will allocate you to a topic group. 

Post seminar, attendees will be invited to supply information relating to incidents involving PV systems that their service has attended January 2011 - December 2012 via a central email inbox. The purpose of this inbox is to capture and collate incident information to develop an on going national picture regarding PV installation incidents. 

Attendees may also use this inbox to forward any information that may be relevant to the future production of industry standards and codes of practice that may not have been captured during the workshop on the day.

We highly recommend this workshop for any Fire and Rescue Services as it will provide you with an opportunity to help establish common procedures, and contribute to developing industry standards. We would also welcome you to use this event as a means to network with each other and members of the microgeneration industry.

The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. 

If any delegates require accommodation, they can make arrangements by contact the Fire Service College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Accommodation bookings will be the responsibility of the delegate.

If you would like to register for the event, or have any enquiries regarding the day, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0207 090 1082.