Pedro Soria, head technician in the Engineering Department at the Global Risks Unit, gave a presentation on the insurance perspective on fire safety in t logistics and industry to more than 150 experts from the sector.
International experts and representatives from the public and private sectors in Spain met between September 25 and 27 at the 10th International Engineering Conference on Fire Safety, organized in Madrid by APICI in collaboration with Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI) and Fundación MAPFRE.
Pedro Soria, head technician in the Engineering Department at MAPFRE Global Risks, took part in this event with a talk in which he presented the perspective of a large-risk insurance company with regard to fire safety in the sectors of logistics and industry, which is one of the causes with the largest financial impact on large companies.
Pedro explained the issues companies face using fire incidents in various industries, emphasizing the role of the evaluation of flammable items, implementation of prevention measures, and adequate protective measures as pillars in the evaluation and control of fire risks. He also stressed the importance of proper management of these pillars throughout a company’s life cycle and in all its sectors, with the ultimate goal of having a “culture of safety.”
In addition, César López, deputy manager of the Engineering Department at the Global Risks Unit, chaired the roundtable discussion on “Lessons Learned in the Fight against Forest Fires.” Eduardo García Mozos, manager of the Sales Development and Marketing Department at the same company and Vice Chairman of APICI, was the chair of the discussion on Innovation and R&D in Fire Protection Engineering.
During the closing of the conference, Andrés Pedreira, secretary general of APICI, noted a predominant idea heard during the discussions and in the general conclusion: the need to combine efforts and collaborate among all the parties involved—firefighters, engineers, architects, companies, and insurance companies—to face the challenges of fire protection engineering.