Venues and Facilities
“Unless we fix the system, we have no way of guaranteeing that there won’t be another catastrophic event. We need to get to a point where people who construct a building are as responsible for those who use it over the next ten or 20 years as they are employee safety.”
- Dame Judith Hackitt
Since the Grenfell tower tragedy in 2017, fire safety has been at the forefront of health and safety and come under some intense scrutiny as evidenced by the Hackitt Report and subsequent steering groups and committees. What is clear is for some time regulations and industry competency have gone unchecked and it has taken a significant loss of life for the situation to come to a head.
The threat of prosecution, as many in the industry predict will be the government’s response to the MHCLG report, is already pushing out bad practice. However, many professionals see inconsistency and a lack of regulation in assessing fire safety practitioners as being a key opportunity to tighten up competency and standards in the industry. Furthermore, improved levels of standards can ease conflict in design, construction and maintenance of buildings, and ensure safety for its occupiers long into the future.
Join us for the Fire Safety Conference where leading experts in fire safety will discuss the latest in compliance and risk assessment, and how to ensure any building work or maintenance that is undertaken is completely safe and compliant with fire safety regulations. Understand how safety standards are changing in response to several high-profile reports from the government, learn how to improve emergency response and see how different agencies can work together to improve and promote fire safety standards.
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Registration, refreshments and exhibition
Opening remarks from chair
Dr Kathryn Woolham O’Brien, Lecturer in Fire Risk and Safety Management, University of Central Lancashire
Putting policy into practice: where the industry needs to be heading 1 year on from the Hackitt Review
Kevan Brelsford, Senior Fire Engineer, Greater Manchester Fire Service
Robert Birtles, Fire Engineering Manager, Greater Manchester Fire Service
Fire risk assessments – getting it right, from the start, following the Hackitt review
Steve Martin, Fire Risk Assessor, Midland Heart
Joint question and discussion session
Refreshments and networking
A holistic approach to fire safety: the importance and role of construction
Reviewing and challenging accepted standards across the building industry
Howard Passey, Fire Protection Association
Lunch and networking
-Staff training-Passive fire protection systems-Risk assessments-Accredited materials -Fire doors-Cladding
High rise building safety: the next steps in protecting your portfolio
Refreshments and networking
Active fire prevention measures: A design for fire
Case study: Safeguarding social housing from the threat of fire
Lee Sugden, Chief Executive, Salix Homes
Joint questions and discussion
Closing remarks from chair
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