Building a Safer Future: The Next Steps for Building Regulations and Fire Safety

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Sir Ken Knight (Chair), Chair, Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Jeremy Pocklington, Director General—Housing, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Peter Caplehorn, Deputy Chair, IRG's Competence Framing Group
  • Tim Broom, NFCC Lead on Hackitt JCA proposals
  • Roy Weghorst, (Head of Regulatory Affairs, Kingspan), Special Advisor to Insulation Manufacturers Association on Building Regulations and Fire Safety
  • Simon Davies, (Head of Bid Management, Housing Maintenance–Kier), MHCLG Early Adopters Panel


In December 2018, the Government set out an implementation plan to fundamentally reform the building and fire safety regulatory system. They announced they want a step change: from a passive system of regulatory compliance to a proactive system where developers, building owners and local authorities take responsibility for ensuring that residents are safe, with stronger assurance provided by a tougher regulatory framework.

With consultations opening in spring, what are the next steps for building regulations and fire safety and what outcomes will there be for you?

Join Westminster Briefing on the 14th May to hear from Jeremy Pocklington, Director General, Housing from MHCLG on the government’s implementation plan for building regulations and fire safety and how this affects your organisation. Learn lessons from the IRG's Competence Framing Group and the Early Adopters Group and good practice examples to bring back to your own setting.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Government plan to implement the full Hackitt review recommendations
  • Progress with the Joint competency authority and its objectives
  • Technical guidance on the use of cladding and combustible materials
  • Joint regulators group and their role in the transition to the new regulatory framework
  • Lessons and good practice from the Early Adopters Group

About the day:

In the first half of the morning session delegates will receive an update on the Hackitt Review recommendations.

In the second half of the morning session, delegates will explore an overview of the Government's Implementation Plans and Timescales and the progress that has been made to date. This is your opportunity to receive an update on current policy and future reform, and explore what your organisation can do to respond effectively.

The afternoon session will explore how your organisation can help to create competency frameworks in your own setting by learning lessons from the Early Adopters’ Group.

We will provide morning refreshments and a networking lunch. Please let us know about any special needs or dietary requirements.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those with an interest in building regulations and fire safety, including fire and rescue services; fire authorities and councillors; local authorities; central government; building inspectors; compliance managers; surveyors; maintenance managers; building product producers; health and safety officers; law specialists in this area; those working in the construction industry; housing associations; and third sector organisations.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Tuesday 14th May 2019


11.00am - 4.00pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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