Hackitt Review Update Seminar organised by Fire Protection Association

On Monday 3 December, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), the UK’s national fire safety organisation, will be hosting a Hackitt Review Update Seminar to discuss the imminent Government response to the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety energised in the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower. The event is targeted at fire safety specialists, housing agents, property managers and landlords and contractors/ builders.

As is the case with all of the FPA’s seminars, this event will feature a host of fire industry professionals who’ll discuss the specific areas which could impact businesses. They will then sit together for form a panel at the end of the day, and will be available for attendees to pose questions to them.

The day features a full line-up of expert speakers who will share their insights and knowledge. Douglas Barnett (chair of BAFE) will be the chairman for this event and offer his considered views on the Government’s position with regard to consultation responses from over 400 organisations designed to help today’s organisations prepare adequately for the future.

Professor Richard Hull (from the University of Central Lancashire) is due to focus on the subject of European Standards. Should toxicity be a consideration in product selection? How is the residential sprinkler market is gearing up for higher demand, while at the same time maintaining standards and ensuring system integrity? This is the key focus for Nigel Chantler of the Residential Sprinkler Association.

Raman Chagger from the BRE is to present a report on the Fire Industry Association-sponsored research into live investigations of false fire alarms, while Brian Martin (of the Department for Communities and Local Government) offers clarification on the ban of combustible materials (including cladding on new buildings).

*The event runs from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. To book your place access this link and apply the code RISKUK10 to receive your discount as a reader of Risk Xtra

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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