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Autumn 2019 CPD: Construction fire safety now and in the future

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Event Information

This half-day afternoon presentation from Mark Snelling, takes place on 16 dates across the UK.  It will cover both the current requirements and the ones potentially required for fire safety in construction in view of the government's recently published proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system
 
These proposals include dutyholder roles in design and construction which align with those existing dutyholders identified under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). The Government proposes that the more stringent regime set out in this consultation would apply to all multi-occupied residential buildings of height 18 metres and over and they are considering whether they should introduce dutyholder roles which provide greater clarity over who is accountable for building safety and compliance with the building regulations.
 
The proposed role of the principal designer will be to plan, monitor and manage the pre-construction phase and coordinate building safety to ensure compliance with building regulations. This of course includes fire safety.  There are already fire safety requirements in CDM 2015. HSG168 Fire in construction, published by the HSE, makes it clear that designers have an important role to plan in managing construction work involving significant fire risks.  

This course will look at  the current requirements and the government’s proposals and consider what those who currently work as duty holders or advise duty holders may need to do to upskill to meet current and the future requirements. Specifically, it will cover: 

  • Current duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) in England and Wales, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (FSA) in Scotland and CDM 2015 for the management of fire safety during the construction phase
  • An overview of the requirements of: HSG168 Fire Safety in Construction;
  • The Joint Code of Practice on the Protection from Fire on Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation, 9th Edition. 
  • Structural Timber Association (2011) 16 Steps to Fire Safety 
  • Structural Timber Association (2012) Design guide to separation distances during construction for timber frame buildings above 600m2 total floor area together with supporting documents
  • An outline of the Governments proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system and it’s implications for those involved in construction;
  • Upskilling to meet current and the future opportunities.

 
Programme

1.30pm: Registration, tea and coffee
2.00pm: Presentation begins
3.30pm: Break (tea,coffee and refreshments)
3.45pm: Presentation resumes
4.30pm: Questions
5.00pm: Close

Prices

APS student, Associated, Certified, Incorporated and Fellow members: no charge
APS affiliated and retired members: £71 + VAT
Non members: £96 + VAT

Location:
Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, Wakefield Road, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1LH

Date:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 13:30

Price:
£71.00
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£96.00
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CPD Points:
6

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