20th, 21st & 22nd October 2020, Online

Agenda

20th October

Time

Session

10.00

Conference Launch: Chair's introduction 

 

Chair: Sir Ken Knight, Chair, Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Chair)

10.10

Morning Keynote:

Building a Safer Future: Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System

  • The Forthcoming Building Safety Bill and what it will mean for your organisation 
  • The Government's Consultation Response, Timescales for Implementation and Future Developments

Speaker: Senior Representative, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

10.40

Fire Safety Reform

  • The Forthcoming Fire Safety Bill and what the changes will mean for the sector
  • The Call for Evidence on the Fire Safety Order 2005
  • The Future of Fire Risk Assessments
  • Putting in place and maintaining effective and appropriate fire safety measures

Speaker: Rod McLean, Head of Fire Safety, Home Office (Confirmed)

11.10

Morning Break

11.20

Closing Keynote:

Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to One of Safety

  • Developing a more cohesive network within the sector: Ensuring a more joined-up approach for each stage of a building’s lifecycle
  • Ensuring effective communication and working in partnership with councils, fire services, building safety teams, housing associations and others
  • Working collaboratively with contractors to ensure required standards are met
  • Sharing safety information more easily
  • Working together to maintain clear lines of accountability

Speaker: Senior Representative, Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC), Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

11.50

End of live content day one 

12.00 

Content made available on demand for all delegates

21st October

Time

Session

10.00

Chair's welcoming remarks

 

Chair: Sir Ken Knight, Chair, Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

10.05

Keynote Address: An update on the HSE involvement in the Building Safety Programme

  • Ongoing work in this area
  • Safety case regimes

Speaker: Tim Galloway, Deputy Director – Building Safety Programme, HSE (Confirmed)

10.30

Duties in Construction and Design

  • Piloting reporting on new build projects
  • Update on Early Adopter work at this stage of a building's lifecycle

Speaker: Graeme Whitty, National Product Director, Wilmott Dixon (Confirmed)

11.00

Morning Break

11.10

Duties in Occupation

  • The role of gateway points
  • Update on Early Adopter work at this stage of a building's lifecycle

Speaker: To be confirmed

11.40

End of live content day two 

12.00

Content made available on demand for all delegates

22nd October

Time

Session

10.00

Chair's welcoming remarks

 

Chair: Sir Ken Knight, Chair, Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

10.05

Morning Keynote:

The Stronger Accountability and Regulatory Framework that will Underpin this Sector Change

  • Overview of the New Building Safety Regulator and it’s responsibilities
  • Strengthened enforcement actions and proposed sanctions to deter non-compliance with the new framework

Speaker: Dame Judith Hackitt, Author, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (Confirmed)

10.35

Panel Discussion One:

Residents Safety: Engagement and Ensuring Safety Concerns are Heard

  • Lessons from the Social Sector (Building Safety) Engagement Best Practice Group
  • Talking about building safety in a clear, accessible way
  • Developing and implementing an effective Resident Engagement Strategy
  • Things to consider when communicating evacuation procedures
  • Future developments: The Forthcoming Action Plan for the Social Housing Green Paper

Moderator:  

Sir Ken Knight, Chair, Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

Panellists:

Victoria Elvidge, Chair, Social Sector(Building Safety) Engagement Best Practice Group, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

Jane Porter, Chief Operating Officer, Optivo (Confirmed)

Neil Yeomans, Head of Customer Safety, Orbit (Confirmed) 

11.35

Morning Break

12.15

Panel Discussion Two:

Reviewing and Improving Industry Competence

  • Being proactive and not waiting for regulations to 'raise the bar' in industry
  • Lessons and good practice from the Competence Steering Group
  • Ensuring individuals are suitably qualified and embedding competency throughout the system
  • Changing cultures and behaviours to ensure safety

Moderator:  

To be confirmed

Panellists: 

Alastair Soane, Director, Structural Safety (Confirmed)

Aman Sharma, Board Member, Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC), (Managing Director, Totus Fire) (Confirmed)

Charlotte Lee, Head of External Affairs, Napit (Confirmed)

13.15

Conference close and Chair's closing remarks

Chair: Sir Ken Knight, Chair, Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Confirmed)

13.25

Conference Close

13.30

Content made available for all delegates on demand