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The Safety & Health Podcast - Informa Markets EPISODE 13, 29th July 2021
Fire safety: Making buildings safer
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Fire safety: Making buildings safer

With thanks to our colleagues at IFSEC Global and FIREX, this episode focuses on building safety legislation, including the Building Safety Bill, Fire Safety Act, and proposed changes to the Fire Safety Order (2005).

IFSEC Global Editor James Moore moderates the session, which includes an audience Q&A, and asks are the proposals enough? And crucially, how does the building safety sector work to encourage a wide adoption of a new safety-conscious culture in construction and building safety – from planning through to occupation.

Joining James on the panel was:

  • Dennis Davis, Executive Officer, Fire Sector Federation
  • Niall Rowan, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)
  • Jonathan O'Neill OBE, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association (FPA)
  • Will Lloyd, Technical Manager, FIA Fire Industry Association

Additional resources:

Building Safety Bill published

Building Safety Bill outlines “biggest changes to building safety regulation in a generation”

Latest Grenfell Tower Inquiry News

Listen: Lessons from Grenfell: Why aren’t we learning?

Download: Fire safety in 2020 eBook – A year of challenges and change

Fire Safety Bill becomes Fire Safety Act 2021

Buildings under 18m no longer require EWS1 forms after independent research finds “no systemic risk of fire in blocks”

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

IFSEC Global

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