C27 The Hackitt Review Seminar: Understanding the outcomes, meeting the challenges

Duration: 1 day(s)

A one day seminar intended to explain the outcomes of the much anticipated Hackitt Review and provide guidance to those affected on how to meet the challenges. The Grenfell Tower fire has brought wide spread attention to dangerous weaknesses of construction industry practice, social housing, design, product testing, fire legislation and associated guidance that have been voiced by fire industry professionals for some years. 

Although Dame Judith Hackitt's Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety provides some indication of future direction, much independent work has been undertaken to assist the enquiry team including the ABI sponsored research into the suitability of existing cladding test regimes to deal with modern materials and construction standards.

Price: £195.00+VAT, lunch included (FPA members receive a 10% discount) 


  • FPA certificate of attendance 
  • 4.5 IFE CPD hours 

Seminar Programme

Please note: this information is subject to change.

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C27 The Hackitt Review Seminar: Understanding the outcomes, meeting the challenges

It is anticipated the highly critical language and condemnation of the status quo in the interim report will be carried in to the enquiry's final report and recommendations are anticipated to be published in mid-May. Recognising the report will have far wider implications than for just social housing and high rise premises, this seminar brings together expertise from the fire and construction industries to draw on their input. This will include; a review of the key themes and actions of the final report and taking a look forward to the changes expected to be implemented as a result and consider the implications for industry practice.

  • An overview of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. Findings from the review and recommendations for the future 
  • Examination of how the approved document B and the Building Regulations Advisory Committee fit into the changing landscape following the review
  • An outline of some real-life findings from a series of carefully controlled experiments, commissioned by the ABI, recreating more realistic building conditions than those in which the standard tests are completed 
  • An exploration of how London Fire Brigade are gearing up to adapt to the likely changes following the Hackitt Review
  • An overview of likely changes to British Standards for fire engineering
  • An interpretation of the review of Building Regulations to work towards a more joined up approach to fire safety 
  • An understanding of what is reasonable to achieve for businesses and guidance on roles and likely responsibilities
  • Social housing providers
  • Building owners, landlords and managing agents 
  • Developers 
  • Facilities/Building managers
  • Health and safety managers 
  • Construction industry professionals
  • Specialist construction contractors 
  • Architects and designers 
  • Insurers and Brokers
  • Building control officers and approved inspectors 
  • Fire risk assessors 
  • Fire engineers
  • Fire and rescue services and enforcement officers 
  • Construction product manufacturers 

Relevant documents you may find useful:

  • Approved Document B 
  • Building Regulations 2010 
  • LACoRS Housing - Fire Safety 
  • NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance
  • LGG Fire Safety in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats 
  • 9281 Sleeping Accommodation 
  • 9449 Offices and Shops 

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