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After almost 5 years, the Building Safety Act received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022. So now the countdown begins in earnest to its implementation.

Speaking about the transition into an Act, Dame Judith Hackitt threw the gauntlet to the sector

“Those who have taken the initiative and are driving change already can feel confident that they are doing the right things. But there are still a significant number of players out there for whom this week’s event is a final “wake up and smell the coffee” moment. The clock is now ticking and the pace is accelerating. Change is going to happen this time – there’s no denying it anymore!”

This session will look in detail at the requirements for HRRB that have been introduced in the Building Safety Act and other related legislation, including recent amendments and government announcements. We now know what will be expected and when you need to have things prepared – for example, your safety case reports will need to start being submitted from April 2024. The course will help you to prepare for the imminent building safety regulatory regime 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 Act
      • Fire Safety Act and revised Fire Safety Order
    • Recent changes and new developments
    • Timelines for the new regulatory regime
    • New developments since Jan 2022
    • Principles of the new building safety regime
    • The role of the Accountable Person
    • The building safety manager – a good practice approach
    • Competencies
    • The resident engagement strategy
    • Developing the safety case/ safety case report
    • Links with the social housing white paper – specifically new regulatory expectations on safety
    • Checklist for action.

    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
    • Understand how to flex a building safety manager role now the statutory obligation has been removed
    • 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 worked in the social housing sector for over 30 years within both local authorities and housing associations before moving on to join the professional body – the CIH – where she was Head of Practice. In that time she developed expertise in in a number of areas including housing and asset management, resident engagement, health and safety (specifically building safety post Grenfell). She has also co-led research into the future of social housing, stigma and stereotyping in housing and the role of the housing professional. She has also developed the professional standards for the sector and, as part of this work has a strong interest in how organisations can develop strong values-led cultures, create inclusive behaviours and act as ambassadors for the profession to challenge the stigma and stereotyping in social housing. She is an experienced public speaker, chair and trainer.

  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Bookings are closed for this event.

    If you experience any issues when submitting your booking, please email [email protected] with the name and date of the session along with the delegate name(s), email address(es) and job title(s) and we’ll process the booking for you.

  • 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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