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Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 the government commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to undertake an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Her final report, “Building a Safer Future” contained 52 recommendations for changes across the life cycle of high-rise residential buildings from design through to construction and occupation. These recommendations have now been translated into a raft of legislation which will see a seismic shift in how buildings over 18 metres are built and managed.

This session will look at the key changes that have, and will be, introduced by the Building Safety Bill and other related legislation. It will focus specifically on the “in occupation” phase as it applies to existing buildings. This session will help you to prepare for the forthcoming changes and offer practical support on what you should be doing now.

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    The course will cover

    • An overview of the:
      • Building Safety Bill – draft and final
      • Fire Safety Act and revised Fire Safety Order
    • The new Building Safety Regulator
    • Timelines for the new regulatory regime
    • Costs
    • Links to the Social Housing White Paper and tenant satisfaction measures
    • Role of the:
      • Accountable Person
      • Building Safety Manager (BSM)
    • Managing risk
    • Building a Safety Case
    • Developing a resident engagement strategy
    • Resident engagement
    • Competencies
    • What you should be doing now to prepare.

    What will delegates learn?

    Delegates will:

    • Understand the new legislation relating to building and fire safety
    • Understand their legal and statutory obligations
    • Understand how to manage risk in relation to existing buildings
    • Be clear on the role of the Accountable Person and BSM
    • Understand the key principles underpinning the Safety Case
    • Be able to begin developing a Safety Case
    • Be able to begin developing resident engagement
    • Understand what good practice looks like in engaging residents on building safety.

    Who should attend?

    This session is relevant for every organisation who owns high rise buildings over 18 metres.

    It is essential for:

    • Executive teams and boards who will have the overall accountability under the new regulatory regime
    • Compliance, asset management and housing management teams.
  • Our trainer

    Debbie Larner has been working in social housing for over 30 years – most of which was spent at CIH as Head of Practice. Debbie has led the CIH work on professional standards and has also been leading on building/ fire safety since the Grenfell Tower disaster. She was a key member of the Industry Steering Group focusing on the role and the competency of the Building Safety Manager.

  • Testimonials
    • “Good trainer who kept her audience engaged on an important topic.”

      Southampton City Council
    • “Debbie was a really good trainer who presented well making it really easy to understand. A really good session!”

      Castles and Coasts Housing Association
    • “Well structured, well delivered and informative.”

      Gateshead Council
  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

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