Fire Safety Consultants

Comprehensive one day fire safety training now available from the authors of the sector-led guide "Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats". In addition to covering the technical content of the guide, the authors will give a unique insight into the background and thinking behind the approach taken in the guide.

A must for those involved in the management, assessment and enforcement of fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats.

Next dates available:

15 September 2016 - Surrey

Price: £185+VAT. Includes course notes, refreshments and buffet lunch.


PROGRAMME 

 Session 1 

  • Introduction and background to the development and scope of the new guide. 
  • The risk of fire - and the factors influencing the likelihood of a fire in a block of flats. 
  • Fire safety design principles for blocks of flats - including benchmarking, “stay put” principle and evacuation strategy.
Session 2
  • The law governing fire safety in blocks of flats - who is the “responsible person”, the duties imposed under the Fire Safety Order, the scope and overlap of legislation and the enforcement of the legislation under the FSO and Housing Act. 
  • The requirement for a fire risk assessment - the types of fire risk assessment and their scope. 
  • The risk assessment process and action plan. 
  • The management of fire risk in blocks of flats - including preventing fires, common fire hazards and suitable control measures to reduce the risk. 
Session 3
  • Fire protection measures in blocks of flats - compartmentation, means of escape, smoke control, emergency lighting, signs and notices, fire extinguishers. 
  • Fire detection and alarm systems in blocks of flats and sheltered accommodation. 
  • The management of fire safety in blocks of flats - ongoing management control, “zero tolerance” and “managed use” policies, testing and maintenance requirements, engaging with residents. 
Session 4 
  • Case studies 
  • Q&A session - opportunity for delegates to raise specific issues on the guide and other relevant fire safety matters.