Institution of Fire Engineers, The University of Central Lancashire & Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Date – 2nd May 2018
Registration opens at 09:30hrs, event starts at 10:00hrs until 16:00
Venue: University of Central Lancashire – Darwin Lecture Theatre
Price £65 (including lunch and refreshments)
Following a number of successful seminars in 2017 the ‘Risk Assessing The Risk Assessor’ course has been updated and extended for 2018.
The seminar is aimed at risk assessors and responsible persons that have a duty under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005. Risk assessors may unwittingly leave themselves open to criminal prosecution from the reporting procedures used. Warren Spencer has prosecuted risk assessors for Fire & Rescue Authorities and defended risk assessors prosecuted by FRAs under the RR(FS)O. The seminar will examine the scope of the risk assessment and the limits of criminal liability.
The current enquiries following the Grenfell Tower fire are examining all aspects of fire safety in the built environment. One aspect of the enquiries is thought to focus on the risk assessor and means to show competence. Several accredited schemes exist but the number of risk assessors receiving training is not reflected by the numbers accredited by recognised bodies. The advantages and routes to accredited status are explored by several of the presentations. This is an opportunity to see the schemes and training and experience needed to qualify.