Assembly Point Podcast

Now in its second series, our monthly podcast launched in 2021 to provide a collective space in which industry leaders can explore the most pressing issues in fire safety and share expert information and advice.

Featuring leading experts from across the sector and hosted alternately by the FPA’s respected fire safety professionals, Assembly Point has a growing audience of 600+ listeners and aims to move the debate on fire safety forwards by identifying new ways to work together to improve standards.

You can watch episodes of Assembly Point below or listen using podcast apps here.

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Series 1 Episode 1 - Fire Safety Reform: What's Next?

Date Added

18 February 2021

Duration

38 Minutes

In our first episode we talk to Jim Fitzpatrick - former Fire Minister and Chair of FIRE AID - to discuss fire policy in the UK, and the impact incidents like Grenfell have had in how we approach fire safety.

Series 1 Episode 10 - 75 Years in Fire Safety: What Has Changed?

Date Added

09 December 2021

Duration

43 Minutes

In the final episode of series 1 of our Assembly Point podcast, Howard Passey, Director of Operations at the FPA, marks the Fire Protection Association’s 75th anniversary by talking to Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association; Adrian Dobson, Secretary of the RIBA EAG; and Dennis Davis, Executive Officer of the Fire Sector Federation. The panel discuss the FPA’s own milestones and its work over the past 75 years, the turning points in fire safety in the UK, and what they hope to see in the next 75 years.

Series 1 Episode 2 - Know Your Building

Date Added

18 March 2021

Duration

43 Minutes

In this episode, we talk to Sofie Hooper, Head of Policy at the IWFM about the role of the Building Safety Manager and what facilities managers will have to do to take on the newly regulated role. 

Series 1 Episode 3 - What About Asset Protection

Date Added

15 April 2021

Duration

36 Minutes

For episode 3, we're joined by Sarah Brodie, Policy Adviser at the ABI and explore the need to protect an organisations' phisical assets alongside the need for life protection.

Series 1 Episode 4 - Building a Solid Foundation in Fire Safety

Date Added

20 May 2021

Duration

45 Minutes

In this episode, we're joined by Jane Duncan OBE, chair of the expert panel on fire safety at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Jane discusses how Grenfell was a ‘turning point’ for building safety, and she and Howard explore how architects, construction teams and building owners can work together to understand and prioritise fire safety from the very start of a project.

Series 1 Episode 5 - What Will It Take To End Legacy Of Neglect

Date Added

17 June 2021

Duration

45 Minutes

In episode 5, we talk to Catherine Levin, Political Editor at FIRE Magazine. Four years on from Grenfell, Catherine and Howard explore whether the provision of fire safety has improved since that tragic day in June 2017 and if the subsequent changes in legislation will be enough to bring about meaningful change.

Series 1 Episode 6 - Is The Current Regulation Change Over Sprinkler Ignoring A Much Bigger Problem

Date Added

22 June 2021

Duration

43 Minutes

For this episode, we're joined by Tom Roche, Senior Consultant at FM Global. Tom and Howard explore the fact that sprinklers have still not been made mandatory for all new or major refurbished school buildings in England in the revised Building Bulletin 100 document, and why sprinklers should be made mandatory in all high-risk buildings.

Series 1 Episode 7 - Building Competency As A Building Safety Manager

Date Added

19 August 2021

Duration

45 Minutes

In our first panel episode of the series, Claire Wright – Head of Training at the Fire Protection Association (FPA) talks to Anthony Taylor – Chairman of Working Group 8, John Brett – Director of Health and Safety Compliance at Estates & Management Limited, and John Briggs – Commercial Director at the FPA. Together the panel explores the practical steps building managers can take to ensure they follow the competency framework including the core knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours required for the role of Building Safety Manager.

Series 1 Episode 8 - The Building Safety Bill: What Does It Mean For Fire Safety

Date Added

23 September 2021

Duration

43 Minutes

In our second panel episode of the series, Jonathan O’Neill OBE – Managing Director at the Fire Protection Association, speaks to Niall Rowan – Technical and Regulatory Affairs Officer at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), Russ Timpson – Founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network, and Allan Meek – Director at Group SCS. Together the panel explores the implications of the Building Safety Bill following the Government’s review of the Building Regulations.

Series 1 Episode 9 - Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

Date Added

21 October 2021

Duration

39 Minutes

In the latest episode of Assembly Point Howard Passey, FPA Director of Operations, talks to Lewis Ramsey, Caretaker Manager at BAFE Fire Safety Register and former Assistant Chief Officer for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, about the key areas to consider when looking at the risk management of fire in buildings occupied by vulnerable people such as schools, hospitals, and care homes. Howard and Lewis discuss how crucial it is to have appropriate fire safety measures in place that ensure occupant safety and are cognisant of the premises layout, construction, and features.

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