Overview

22 Oct, 20209:30 am-4:00 pm
Online Training Course
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Join this one-day interactive training course on Ensuring Effective Fire Safety in Housing to get a grip on the latest regulations and updated safety requirements. You will leave this training session with the knowledge on how you can implement a comprehensive fire safety programme in your organisation.   

The new Government have committed to delivering the biggest change in building safety for generations. In January 2020, a new Building Safety Regulator was added to the Health and Safety Executive, phase 1 of the Grenfell Inquiry was published, and it was announced that building owners who had not taken action to ensure building safety would be named. In addition, in March 2020, the Government announced £1bn Building Safety Fund for all forms of cladding removal, including timber, high-pressure laminate and other cladding materials with a Euroclass fire rating of ‘C’ or below.

With the additional announcement of the new Fire Safety Bill in the Queen’s Speech in December 2019, there is now a renewed pressure on social housing to comply with regulations and ensure their buildings are safe. The government have announced they “will not hesitate to encourage and support enforcement action” if regulations are not met.

Join this one-day interactive training course on Ensuring Effective Fire Safety in Housing to get a grip on the latest regulations and updated safety requirements. You will leave this training session with the knowledge on how you can implement a comprehensive fire safety programme in your organisation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyse the upcoming regulatory changes, including recent flammable cladding ban and their consequences to your organisation
  • Clarify what you are accountable for and understanding shared responsibilities throughout the building’s lifecycles
  • Review and clarify your responsibilities and roles in ensuring fire safety in high rise buildings
  • Discuss with your peers what an effective fire safety strategy looks like, and consequently create an effective fire safety programme for your organisation

Agenda

9:30 am
Conference Login and Accessing the Online Platform

*Please note this conference will run entirely via an online platform. Specific joining instructions and guidance will be provided to registered delegates

9:45 am
Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives
Peter Philips
Peter Philips
Environmental Health Consultant
LRB Consulting Limited
Confirmed
10:00 am
Outlining Recent Legislation Updates and the Future Changes to Fire Safety in Housing
  • Outlining the announcement of the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Fund and the implications for your organisations
  • Discussing the Government’s Response to Hackitt Review and the proposed reform of building safety, including a new dutyholder regime and a more effective regulatory and accountability framework
  • Clarifying the ‘grey areas’ under fire safety legislation and responsibilities
Hannah Eales
Hannah Eales
Partner (Barrister)
Kingsley Napley LLP
Confirmed
10:45 am
Interactive Session: Forecasting the Implications of Legislation Changes on Your Organisation

A 15-minute interactive session in which delegates will be able to ask questions, raise key concerns with both the speakers and trainer. 

11:00 am
Case Study: Effectively Communicating and Partnering with Residents to Improve Fire Safety
  • Outlining the implementation of a Waking Watch
  • Explaining how communication was adapted as a result of Covd-19 and kept customers informed by hosting live webinars where they can have their questions answered about the cladding replacement.
  • Examining the channels used to keep people aware of fire safety, through social media and including the creation of a dedicated webpage with up to date FAQs addressing all their main concerns
  • Understanding the creation of a Customer Hub – a dedicated space within the buildings where people can ask questions and where the Customer Liaison Officer will be keeping customers informed throughout the key stages
Trad Henderson
Trad Henderson
Head of Building Safety
Abri
Confirmed
Charlie Graves
Charlie Graves
Business Partner, Dev. & Asset Management
Abri
Confirmed
11:45 am
Morning Break
12:00 pm
Case Study: Effectively Implementing Organisation Wide Culture Change Towards Fire Safety in Housing
  • Discussing Orbit’s journey from being the first Housing Provider (HP) to be downgraded for fire safety in 2015 to becoming the first HP to be awarded the RoSPA Gold award for Customer Safety in 2019 
  • Implementation of cultural change at Orbit and the practical steps taken to transform the way all compliance functions are now approached and delivered 
  • Analysing how the ‘customer safety’ culture aligns with some of the key findings in the Hackitt report 
  • Providing real world practical steps that any organisation can take to help change the way they keep their customers safe  
Neil Yeomans
Neil Yeomans
Head of Customer Safety
Orbit
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Afternoon Break
1:45 pm
Interactive Session: Mapping Accountability in Your Organisation

A 15-minute interactive session in which delegates will determine key areas of concern and inform the trainer of where their organisation stands in terms of accountability. 

Peter Philips
Peter Philips
Environmental Health Consultant
LRB Consulting Limited
Confirmed
2:00 pm
Defining Accountability in the Housing Sector: Roles, Responsibilities and Accreditation for Fire Safety
  • Determining primary responsibility for new build and commissioned projects 
  • Establishing who ensures that the building remains fit for purpose throughout its lifecycle 
  • Ensuring competence and qualifications of all parties involved 
  • Working with other agencies, organisations and residents to establish shared responsibility 
  • Clarifying the overlap in responsibilities – who holds the responsibility for making sure that buildings are safe  
  • Ensuring comprehensive fire safety and risk assessment training for all parties involved 
Peter Philips
Peter Philips
Environmental Health Consultant
LRB Consulting Limited
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Building an Efficient and Effective Fire Safety Programme in Your Organisation

Work with the trainer to develop an effective, comprehensive plan to improve fire safety in your organisation 

  • Reviewing the existing organisational standards, identifying areas of weakness and building on good practice 
  • Planning for the implementation of the approaching changes in your organisation  
  • Ensuring compliance, inspection and accreditation and taking into account budgetary constraints 
  • Building an efficient fire safety programme – with particular emphasis on high rise buildings  
  • Discussing how you can future-proof projects by ensuring that the products you invest in are in accordance with standards and are marketed in relation to building regulations 
Peter Philips
Peter Philips
Environmental Health Consultant
LRB Consulting Limited
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Feedback, Evaluation and Close

*Programme subject to change

Pricing

  • Central Government
    £325.00 + VAT
  • Local Government / NHS / Emergency Services / Education
    £325.00 + VAT
  • Voluntary
    £325.00 + VAT
  • Private
    £325.00 +VAT