Fire Safety in Schools Achieving Compliance

Time: 10:30 - 10:55

Date: Wednesday 17 October

20181017 10:30 20181017 10:55 Europe/London Fire Safety in Schools Achieving Compliance

This seminar explores the varied design guidance available in the design of schools and educational premises incorporating modern open teaching standards. It will consider the scope of each guide and explore the pros and cons in their use, dependent on building layout, occupancy type and educational criteria. Further discussion will be centered on achieving these… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

This seminar explores the varied design guidance available in the design of schools and educational premises incorporating modern open teaching standards. It will consider the scope of each guide and explore the pros and cons in their use, dependent on building layout, occupancy type and educational criteria.

Further discussion will be centered on achieving these fire safety goals, especially after the recent experiences in the industry. Issues such as occupancy aspects, fire strategy, fire service access, compartmentation, fire resistance will be explored along with services provisions such as fire alarm, emergency lighting, signage and suppression.

Recent events have made us all look at our delivery aim. Focus on both the construction delivery and the process of demonstrating compliance is equally important, as is the handover and user responsibility in achieving the fire safety goal.

The seminar will discuss the criticism contained within the Independent Review of Fire Safety and Building Regulations Report and its implications on schools in particular.

The main aspects considered in the Interim Report include:

* Updated clear concise guidance

* Clear roles and responsibilities throughout the design construct and use teams

* Competency levels and what is expected from those involved in the process

* Ensuring adequate liaison and consultation with Fire Service

* Ensuring that the full suite of comprehensive documentation is provided at handover stage

* Ensuring that products used are correctly specified and appropriate for their installation and have tested data

The aim is to ensure the process is clear and that the audit trail is transparent in delivering safe schools.

Speakers

  • Andrew Lowe Director - Bureau Veritas Building Control UK Limited

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