Key Points
  • Hear the latest updates on the Building Safety Bill from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Health and Safety Executive
  • Understand more about the role of the new Building Safety Manager and how they will interact with other stakeholders
  • Learn how to identify and design out fire safety hazards in line with new compliance
  • Explore effective resident engagement strategies to foster a culture of communication and accountability
  • Face to face networking with colleagues from across the built environment sector
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Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Camilla Sheldon, Deputy Director Building Safety, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Confirmed Representative, Health and Safety Executive
  • Melissa Dillon, Resident Engagement and Safety Lead, Camden Council
  • Karin Stockerl, Director of Asset Strategy and Services, Optivo
  • Confirmed Representative, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Will Perry, Director of Strategy, The Social Housing Regulator
  • John Forde, Managing Director, Trowers and Hamlins LLP
  • Laura Hughes, Manager, General Insurance, Association of British Insurers
  • Alan Penton, Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and Senior Consultant, Ark Consultancy

    New legislation will see the biggest changes to building safety for a generation. The way that buildings are designed, maintained and regulated will be transformed. It is essential that you understand new safety procedures and how to implement them.

    Join Westminster Insight’s Improving Building Safety Conference for practical advice on how your organisation can prepare for the Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Order. Gain insight on how to positively engage with residents, and foster a work culture that actively promotes health and safety.

    Hear from senior representatives at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, The Royal Institute of British Architects and the Regulator for Social Housing, share their experience and insight on navigating the new policy changes. Hear from a panel of experts about putting the Building Safety Act into practice.

    Gain clarity on the role of the new ‘Building Safety Manager’ and learn how to develop strategies that ensure all properties - ‘high risk’ or otherwise - are compliant with new fire safety standards.

    Join us live in central London to interact with senior speakers, ask questions, and network with colleagues across the built environment sector.

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:10
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:10 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

09:15 - 09:50
Keynote Address: Next Steps for the Building Safety Act

 
  • Establishing new guidelines on constructing and maintaining residential buildings
  • Empowering homeowners and residents to have more input in the management of their building
  • Outlining the role of the new Building Safety Regulator in the design, construction and management of high-risk buildings
9:35 - 9:50 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Camilla Sheldon Deputy Director for Building Safety Reform, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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09:50 - 10:40
Panel Discussion: Putting the Building Safety Act in Practice

 
  • Understanding the impact of the Building Safety Act on current ‘high risk’ projects
  • Encouraging collaboration between housing groups, local authorities, and the fire service
  • Establishing clear lines of responsibility: knowing who is responsible for what
  • Implications of the Building Safety Act on ‘lower risk’ buildings
10:30 - 10:40 Questions and Discussion

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Confirmed Representative Royal Institute of British Architects

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John Forde Managing Associate, Trowers and Hamlins

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Karin Stockerl Director of Asset Strategy & Services, Optivo

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10:40 - 11:00
Networking Break

 

11:00 - 11:50
Improving Accountability in the Building Sector for Better Safety Outcomes

 
  • Understanding the role of the new 'Building Safety Regulator' and how they will work with existing regulators
  • Holding landlords to account to new standards of building safety
  • Sharing good practice and advice among industry professionals
11:40 - 11:50 Questions and Discussion

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Confirmed Representative Health and Safety Executive

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Will Perry Director of Strategy, Regulator of Social Housing

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11:50 - 12:15
Insuring Safer Buildings

 
  • The Golden Thread of Information: making it easier to assess and manage risk
  • The role of insurers in supporting the Building Safety Regulator
  • Expanding the scope of the bill to include ‘lower risk’ properties
12:15 - 12:25 Questions and Discussion

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Laura Hughes Manager - General Insurance, Association of British Insurers

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12:15 - 12:40
Fire Safety in High-Risk Buildings: New Legislation and Funding

 
  • Updates from the Fire Safety Bill: new requirements for the building sector
  • Accessing new funds to remove dangerous cladding
  • Designing clear emergency strategies in the event of a fire Clearly communicating emergency plans to residents
12:30 - 12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Alan Penton Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers & Senior Consultant, Ark Consultancy

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12:40 - 13:05
Case Study: Local Government’s Role in Ensuring the Safety of its Residents

 
  • Ensuring all systems in existing buildings meet new safety standards
  • Conducting effective risk reviews to understand which properties to prioritise
  • Regularly reviewing safety protocols and processes to improve resident safety
  • Engaging with residents throughout the process and ensuring their voice is heard
13:55 - 13:05 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Melissa Dillon Head of Resident Safety, Engagement & Strategy, LB Camden

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13:05 - 13:10
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Confirmed Representative Royal Institute of British Architects

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Confirmed Representative Health and Safety Executive

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Melissa Dillon Head of Resident Safety, Engagement & Strategy, LB Camden

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John Forde Managing Associate, Trowers and Hamlins

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Laura Hughes Manager - General Insurance, Association of British Insurers

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Alan Penton Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers & Senior Consultant, Ark Consultancy

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Will Perry Director of Strategy, Regulator of Social Housing

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Camilla Sheldon Deputy Director for Building Safety Reform, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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Karin Stockerl Director of Asset Strategy & Services, Optivo

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Venue details

Central London UK


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