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FPA to host key Hackitt Review seminar

16 May 2018

THE FIRE Protection Association (FPA) is set to run a seminar that will help to understand the findings of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety ahead of the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Dame Judith Hackitt’s review is set to be published in the next few weeks ahead of the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. The FPA will deliver a seminar bringing together unique expertise from the fire and construction industries to draw on their input into the findings of the review.

The seminar will take place on 25 June 2018 at the FPA’s headquarters at The Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. The session will provide a review of the key themes and actions of the final report and taking a look forward to the changes expected to be implemented as a result and consider the implications for industry practice.

Already confirmed to speak is ADB Working Group chair Emma Clancy, Fire Brigade Union’s Dave Sibert, FPA managing director Jonathan O’Neill OBE and RISCAuthority director Dr Jim Glockling.

The Grenfell Tower fire ranks as one of the most significant the UK has seen for decades. It has brought wide spread attention to dangerous weaknesses of social housing, design, construction industry practice, product testing, fire legislation and associated guidance that have been voiced by fire industry professionals for some years. All of these issues impact some of the most vulnerable in society.

Although the interim report from Dame Hackitt provided some indication of future direction, much independent work has been undertaken since then to assist the enquiry team including the ABI sponsored research into the suitability of existing cladding test regimes to deal with modern materials and construction standards. The FPA seminar will cover all this and more. 

The price to attend the seminar is £195.00+VAT per person and FPA members receive a 10% discount. 

For more information or to book your place, visitwww.thefpa.co.uk/training/training-courses_detail.c27-the-hackitt-review-seminar-understanding-the-outcomes-meeting-the-challenges.html or call 01608 812 500