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Fire Safety Now - New Law, New Responsibilities and New Required Practice

7 March

11:00 – 13:00

Complimentary Webinar

Covering:

  • The legislation and regulations.
  • The thinking behind the new obligations.
  • Who needs to know and do what: new responsibilities, parties liable, and what must be done.
  • Due diligence: why keeping good records is essential.
  • Technology and software solutions shaping the future management of multi-occupied residential buildings in the UK.

Join webinar lead Marcus Phillips, Chair of the British Property Federation, Building Safety Sounding Board, who will focus the briefing on where there is most risk, where responsibility lies for the required changes and how best practice will minimise the likelihood of mistakes.

A briefing for property owners, asset managers, managing agents, developers, lawyers, planners, architects, building surveyors, contractors, and designers, as well as Building Safety and Fire Safety managers.
 

What to Expect

Gain a sound technical understanding of the new fire safety requirements, and profit from expert analysis and discussion on the following elements.

The legal landscape and how we have got here. The impact of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in June 2017 has led to several changes to fire and building safety legislation and the Building Regulations. The briefing will cover:

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
  • The Fire Safety Act 2021.
  • Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, including responsibilities with regards:
    - Fire door inspection.
    - Extra wayfinding signage.
    - Information supplied to the emergency services.
  • Amendments to the Building Regulations and Approved Document ‘B’, including the following new obligations:
    - Requirements for sprinklers in buildings over 11m.
    - Two staircase requirements in buildings over 18m.
    - Evacuation Alert Systems.
    - Premises information boxes.
  • The Building Safety Act 2022, covering:
    - The Building Safety Regulator role and responsibilities.
    - The duties of the Accountable Person and Principle Accountable Person.
    - The Golden Thread of information: required documentation and appropriate formats.
    - Resident engagement.
    - Legal notices and penalties.
  • The impact of the Building Safety Act 2023 Update on the development of multi-occupied residential buildings, covering:
    - Gateway one, two and three.
    - Data capture, recording and the storage of documentation.
    - Regulation 38 documentation.
    - The impact of the Building Safety Act 2023 Update on the management of multi-occupied residential buildings in England and Wales.

Key practical takeaways will include:

  • Safety case requirements for high-rise residential buildings: the information required, why it is needed, Risk Assessment and how to manage the risk.
  • Preparing a Safety Case Report: when to prepare one, the purpose of the report and what it needs to contain.

The briefing will also include a discussion with industry innovators on technology/software to assist in the changes and future management of the residential sector and all buildings with sleeping risk in the UK.

Speakers

Chair, British Property Federation
Building Safety Sounding Board
Co-Founder and Operations Director
Risk Warden