Fire safety post-Grenfell: where are we now?

Weightmans Manchester – Piccadilly Place
Starts: 17/01/2018 10:00 - 14:30
0161 233 7330

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The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has brought fire safety to the forefront of businesses’ priorities and the nation’s consciousness. Although incidents on that scale are rare, the responsibilities of all organisations which own or manage buildings are under scrutiny more than ever.

This seminar will bring together a number of specialists to discuss the numerous components of fire safety; who is responsible, why it is so important and how to address any practical and legal obligations you may face:

  • Our keynote speaker Keith Sillitoe, JP, Fire consultant with the British Safety Council and former Head of Fire Safety and Assistant Chief Fire Officer at London Fire Brigade, will address the practical elements of fire safety from cladding to building regulations and learnings from Grenfell.
  • Chris Green, Partner at Weightmans, will discuss fire safety roles and the responsibilities together with the criminal investigation and courts process, the risks involved and what is expected of the various duty holders.
  • Tom Collins, Associate at Weightmans, will consider how construction projects are structured, contractual obligations placed on contractors and rights of recovery for defective works.
  • We will provide an interactive survey of delegates to cover knowledge of fire safety law obligations and the impacts of Grenfell on fire safety management systems and a case study on a fire at a refurbished tower block, where a social landlord was investigated for fire safety offences.

Further details:

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018
10.00 – 10.30 Registration
10.30 – 14.30 Seminar, including lunch
Venue: Weightmans LLP, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Due to high demand, we are now operating a reserve list for this session. Please contact if you are interested in attending this event.

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