About the Event
Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, 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.
Attendees to the conference will learn about
- Changes to the tolerable standard that require upgrades to fire and smoke alarms in all existing homes
- Proposals to require fire suppression systems in all new build housing
- A consultation on the management of high rise buildings, including guidance on resident engagement and communication and good practice in Fire Risk Assessments
There will be speakers from
- Scottish Government
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
- Housing associations who have reviewed their approach to high rise property management and to engaging with residents
This one day event will hear from experts on what the changes mean for social landlords, look at different approaches to meeting the new standards for fire and smoke alarms and hear about good practice in managing buildings and how to engage tenants in fire safety and with the fire service
Date & Venue
The conference takes place on Tuesday 14 May at the RICS in Edinburgh city centre.
This event will take 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.
Costs & How to Book
The delegate fee starts at £229 for SFHA Members (£309 for non members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.
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