11 March 2022 at 10:30am

Fire Safety Matters has once again partnered with leading fire safety lawyers Blackhurst Budd to put on this must-attend digital seminar on identifying who is a competent fire risk assessor and protecting them from enforcement action

The Building Safety Bill (due to come into force next year) will require fire risk assessors to be ‘competent’. Relevant risk assessments will have to be recorded and the names of the assessors will be logged.

In 2019, Dame Judith Hackitt advised professional and accreditation bodies working within the construction and fire safety sectors should put forward a proposal which, “should cover the role and remit of an overarching body to provide oversight of competence requirements”

With more and more enforcement action and criminal investigations involving fire risk assessments, we ask Will the humble fire risk assessor being properly represented and protected?

Our Two-hour seminar will discuss

  • The potential impact of the Building Safety Bill on FRAs
  • How ‘competency’ will be assessed
  • Whether the various institutes, associations and consortiums will adequately protect their FRA members
  • Will the FRA’s voice be heard or will legislation simply be imposed upon them without adequate consultation

FSM publisher Mark Sennett will chair the conference, which will feature Warren Spencer, James Aird and invited representatives from the various fire sector organisations, our seminar will discuss the way forward for fire risk assessors and whether radical action is required to provide adequate protection from criminal culpability in the future.

Places for this digital conference are limited and cost £99+VAT per ticket.

Click here to book your place