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The 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster, where 71 people lost their lives, has emphasised the need to re-evaluate how building regulations and fire safety in housing are applied and enforced by councils and housing associations.

The recently published Final Report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety in housing, led by Dame Judith Hackitt, has highlighted the deficiencies in underlying regulations and what changes should be implemented going forward.

As the report states, these changes to the regulatory regime will help, but will not fully succeed in minimising the risk without a change in culture, from one of doing the minimum required for compliance to one of taking ownership and responsibility for delivering a safe system throughout the life-cycle of a building.

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the outcomes of the final report and its significance for your organisation
  • Learn about future changes to enforcement and sanctions
  • Clarify your accountabilities and shared responsibilities throughout the building’s lifecycle
  • Review your procurement strategy and learn how to traverse the product testing, labelling and certification
  • With your peers discuss knowledge and experience, and create an effective fire safety programme for your organisation
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Clarifying and Understanding the Existing Regulations and Discussing Building Regulations and Fire Safety Report Findings

  • Outlining and discussing the findings and conclusions from final Hackitt report
  • Main recommendations and how they need to be enforced, especially in high rise buildings
  • Clarifying the ‘grey areas’ in building regulation and building safety – ownership and responsibilities
  • How can changes to regulations help landlords improve fire safety in the existing buildings
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Defining Accountability: Roles, Responsibilities and Accreditation

  • Determine primary responsibility for new build and commissioned projects
  • Who ensures that the building remains fit for purpose throughout its lifecycle?
  • Ensure competence and qualifications of all parties involved
  • Shared responsibility – working with other agencies, organisations and residents
  • Clarifying the overlap the responsibilities – who holds the responsibility for making sure that buildings are safe
  • Ensure comprehensive fire safety and risk assessment training
12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:15

Ensuring the Standard Clarity in Product Testing, Certification and Quality Assurance

  • Future-proof projects by ensuring that the products you invest in are in accordance with standards and are marketed in relation to building regulations
  • How to navigate the product marketing – clarifying the confusion over product testing, labelling and certification
  • Are desktop studies the cost-effective and reliable solution?
  • Value engineering done right – enabling quality assurance on significant projects
14:15 - 14:30

Afternoon Break

14:30 - 16:00

Workshop: Building an Efficient and Effective Fire Safety Programme in Your Organisation

Work with the Trainer to develop a plan to improve fire safety in your organisation

  • Discuss with other attendees the shared knowledge and experience
  • Review the existing organisational standards and build on your good practice
  • Plan how to implement the approaching changes in your organisation
  • Building efficient fire safety programme – with particular emphasis on high rise buildings
16:15 - 16:30

Feedback, Evaluation and Close


etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA