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Faculty of Engineering

Fire and Explosion Investigation
Monday 26 to Friday 30 September 2016
15% discount for IFE Members - CPD 33.5 hrs

Building fire

Course details

The 2016 Programme will be ready approximately 3 months prior to the course, you can however download the latest (2015) course details form the left hand column for information.

This course aims to provide a large part of the scientific knowledge and understanding needed in Fire Investigation within the framework of the new relevant legislation. The course will provide a mix of lectures and a large range of case studies many of which are given by the person who has investigated the incident. For 2016 the course includes a full afternoon on a Fire Investigation scenario tutorial.

The course will be delivered by a large team of practitioners and academics, all experts in their particular fields of contribution. We have over 15 external consultants presenting on our course.

Example calculations and scientific analyses and case-studies will be used by the speakers to demonstrate clearly the application and significance of science principles in fire investigation. The syllabus of the course covers the breadth and far exceeds the depth of the subjects required for the IFE membership Examination Paper: Fire Investigation.


Who should attend

Our target audience is the national/international community of stake holders in fire investigation. These include fire fighters/investigators, forensic scientists, public prosecutors, coroners, police, scene of crime officers, health & safety executive, insurers, and local authorities, fire safety and security consultants.

MSc Option

This course also forms part of an MSc Masters programme (full time or part time) in Fire and Explosion Engineering. For more information on the MSc visit the website at or contact; Peter Riley Tel. +44 (0)113 343 2793


The Fire and Explosion Investigation CPD course, Leeds, has been approved for 33 CPD hours in total by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

The Energy Institute has approved the University of Leeds – Faculty of Engineering as an Approved Training Provider.

 Energy Institute


The presentations will take place in Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, which has ample accommodation and parking space. Location map.

Online accommodation booking for delegates:

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel. To take advantage of the special rates we have negotiated with the hotel for our course delegates, please book using the instructions below:

1. Click on the “Accommodation Booking” link in the left hand column
2. Complete the following fields: Arrival Date, Departure Date, Rooms, Adults, Children
3. Click the “Check Availability” button (N.B. You will not need to click on “Click Here for Special Rates” or enter a promotional code as this is already completed for you).
4. Proceed with your booking as instructed by the booking system.

We have negotiated the following special rates per night:

Friday – Sunday evening, bed and breakfast £78
Monday – Thursday evening, bed and breakfast £82

Please note, bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.

How to Book

Booking for this course should be completed through our secure online store (see link in the left hand column). You will receive an automatic confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking.

For any online booking queries or further information please contact:
CPD, Conference & Events Coordinator
CPD, Conference & Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering, room G.04
University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK.
T: + 44 (0)113 343 2494