Fire Safety & the Construction Industry - A Guide to Risk Management & Limiting Liability
On 29 April 2021, the Fire Safety Act received Royal Assent. Many companies and their individuals that work in construction are not fully familiar with their fire safety duties and the way in which the changes to UK fire safety legislation and the observations from the Grenfell inquiry might impact them.
This highly engaging live broadcast will highlight the key fire safety risks for companies and individuals that work in the construction industry - including contractors, surveyors, suppliers, designers, manufacturers and installers - and how to limit liability and exposure to the risk of prosecution.
You will also get the chance to participate in an ‘interview under caution’ by the Authorities and workshop which will allow you to discuss and analyse how best to deal with an investigation into a fire safety incident. This is a ‘must attend’ for anyone involved in the construction industry who wishes to know more about their statutory fire safety obligations and how to put themselves and the companies that they work for in the best possible position to resist scrutiny from the Authorities.
What You Will Learn
This lively and interactive session will cover the following:
- Fire Safety responsibilities - obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005:
- Who is the ‘responsible person’?
- Do you have obligations as an individual?
- What about those that manufacture, install or supply in the construction industry?
- The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015
- Impact of the Grenfell enquiry on UK fire investigations and prosecutions
- Regulatory and legislative changes in fire safety in 2021
- Fire Safety Act 2021 / Building Safety Bill
- What’s the worst that can happen?
- Impact of the 2016 H&S Sentencing Guidelines on fire safety enforcement
- Relevant case studies
- Corporate manslaughter / gross negligence manslaughter
- ‘Interview Under Caution’ exercise - watch how individuals deal with being interviewed under caution by the Authorities and then discuss the issues that were raised during the interview and how you can best protect yourselves and your organisation from the risk of prosecution:
- Assess how the interviewee performs during questioning and identify points to discuss based on key areas of risk and potential liability
- Practical legal tips to reduce exposure to the risk of prosecution
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.