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Do you know what the new fire safety legislation means for you?

14 May, RICS, Edinburgh.

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Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, fire safety has become a major issue in housing. The Scottish Government recently introduced legislation requiring that all homes have fire and smoke alarms that meet the standard required in new build homes. There are also proposals to introduce sprinklers in all new build social housing, while the Scottish Government is reviewing guidance for building managers of high-rise properties.

In response to the new legislation, the SFHA is holding a fire safety conference on 14 May at the RICS in Edinburgh city centre. Delegates will learn about changes to the tolerable standard that requires upgrades to fire and smoke alarms in all existing homes and proposals to require fire suppression systems in all new build housing. The conference will also feature a consultation on the management of high-rise buildings, including guidance on resident engagement and communication and good practice in Fire Risk Assessments.

The conference will feature speakers from the Scottish Government, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services, and housing associations that have reviewed their approach to high rise property management and engaging with residents.

The event will also hear from experts regarding what the changes mean for social landlords, look at different approaches to meeting the new standards for fire and smoke alarms, hear about good practice in managing buildings, and discuss how to engage with tenants and the fire service.

The conference is taking place at 125 Princes Street in Edinburgh, the home of RICS in Scotland. Designed by Michael Laird Architects, this is versatile meeting and conference space in the heart of Scotland’s capital, offering easy access from all major transport links.

The delegate fee starts at £229 for SFHA members (£309 for non-members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.

Take advantage of the SFHA’s offer and book three places to get a fourth place free. 

For more information, or to book your place at the conference using the SFHA’s brand new events booking system, please click here to see event.

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