Building a Safer Future

Duration: 1 day(s)

This upcoming seminar will feature leading experts who will discuss the Government's implementation plan to the Hackitt Review and how safety standards and regulations are changing in the wake of Grenfell. You will discover implications for industry, stakeholders, and residents of tall buildings, and how different agencies can work together to improve and promote fire safety.

The government's response to Dame Judith's recommendations, “Building a Safer Future”, was released in December and confirmed that a ‘stronger and more effective regulatory framework’ is required which ‘commits the government to a programme of reform over the coming years’. It is paramount that businesses are prepared and equipped for the imminent forthcoming changes. 

Price: £195 +VAT, FPA members receive a 10% discount (Corporate bookings of six or more should be made directly with our team by calling 01608 812 500).

Venue: The Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0RH 

*IFE CPD hours application pending


Building a Safer Future
  • Covering the findings and recommendations of Building a Safer Future and the delivery of all Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations as highlighted in the government's implementation plan

  • Understanding what the implications are for current legislation, and guidance, and anticipating changes that will come in the months ahead

  • BIM and the ‘Golden Thread’ – the role of BIM and improving the visibility of building information

  • Effectively evaluating and understanding what fire safety regulations are not fit for purpose

  • How ‘early adopters’ are seeking to address the safety concerns of residents of high rise buildings and lessons learned to date

  • An understanding of third-party certification, and its growing importance in ensuring building and occupant safety

  • What the future is for compliance and enforcement activity - approach, resourcing and penalties

  • How sectors can work collaboratively and with understanding to drive up standards and response to fire incidents

  • The outcomes to date of the competency standards group workstreams activities and likely impacts on design, construction, fire and management personnel

  • Social housing providers
  • Building owners, landlords and managing agents
  • Insurers/brokers
  • Facilities/building managers
  • Health and safety managers
  • Construction industry professionals and manufacturers
  • Architects and designers
  • Building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Fire risk assessors
  • Fire engineers
  • Fire and rescue services enforcement officers
Introduction and summary of the Hackitt review and key outcomes

Jonathan O’Neill OBE - Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

Approved Document B and a timetable for change

To be confirmed

The importance of third party certification in effecting change

Ian Moore- Chief Executive, Fire Industry Association

BIM and resilient buildings

Dr Jim Glockling - Technical Director, Fire Protection Association

How will the enforcement regulation landscape evolve?

Nick Coombe - Protection Vice-Chair, NFCC 

Creating the competency framework

Graham Watts - Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council

BIM and its role in supporting the “Golden Thread”

Kirti Ruikar - Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University

Ensuring the safety of high rise residents.  A view from the landlord perspective.

To be confirmed

Early adopters – actions to date and lessons learned

To be confirmed

Chairman’s closing summary

Jonathan O’Neill OBE - Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

Course details

Date Location Available
20190227 27/02/2019 - 27/02/2019 Moreton-in-Marsh 91 £ 195.00

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