More than three years following the devastating circumstances of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, what is being done to ensure that everyone involved in the design, construction, and management of buildings, as well as those who occupy them, understands their role in minimising the risks?
The Fire Protection Association's Howard Passey, respected fire safety professional, is joined by industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss all things fire safety.
From legislative change and improving safety standards to the need for greater education and training, we're seeking to move the debate on fire safety forwards and identify ways to work together to improve standards.
A podcast series by the Fire Protection Association. Created as part of our Know Your Building campaign. www.thefpa.co.uk/know-your-building.
What About Asset Protection?
This month, we are delighted to talk all things asset protection with Sarah Brodie, Policy Adviser in the General Insurance team at the ABI.
This episode explores the need to protect an organisations’ physical assets alongside the need for life protection. The law doesn't currently dictate any kind of property or business protection. People wrongly assume that the law will protect business assets in full, but this is not the case. In fact, fire services are not obliged to save a business asset in the event of a fire, once there is no longer a risk to life.
How important is it that businesses build their organisational resilience to fire, and what are the consequences of failure to do so? Find out by listening in to this month’s episode.
The themes discussed in this episode are central to the FPA’s Know Your Building campaign. Find out more about the campaign by visiting http://www.thefpa.co.uk/know-your-building (www.thefpa.co.uk/know-your-building)
Know Your Building
In this episode, we talk to Sofie Hooper, Head of Policy at the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) about the need for competence in the provision of fire safety. Sofie leads on the IWFM’s wider policy work and helps to raise the voice of the Institute, its members and the wider FM sector.
We talk to Sofie about the Building Safety Manager role and how facilities managers may adapt for the future to fulfil its requirements. We also cover why greater education, awareness and training is needed, what makes an individual “competent” and what steps those responsible for fire safety should be taking to minimise the risk for themselves, others and the business. This includes the role of fire risk assessments, the facility manager's role in acting on recommendations and the need for a clear and robust fire strategy.
The themes discussed are all centred around the FPA's Know Your Building campaign, which is seeking to support building managers and owners achieve stronger business resilience when it comes to the threat of fire. Find out more at www.thefpa.co.uk/know-your-building
Fire Safety Reform - What's Next?
In this first episode of Assembly Point, we are joined by guest, Jim Fitzpatrick, former Fire Minister and Chair of FIRE AID.
We explore what the future holds for fire safety policy and how we can ensure that changes are enforced properly so that everyone concerned with the design, construction, management, and occupation of buildings are held responsible.
Coming soon… the FPA’s Assembly Point podcast
Welcome to the FPA's brand new monthly podcast, Assembly Point. A new collective space to explore and get information on the most pressing issues in fire safety.
Join our host Howard Passey, FPA's renowned and respected fire safety professional, each month as we bring a new guest from across the sector and beyond.
Subscribe today to ensure you don't miss our first episode on February 18th with guest Jim Fitzpatrick, former Fire Minister as we discuss what's next for the fire safety reform.
Brilliant podcast, information and knowledge from an experienced body is paramount for anyone in the fire safety role. You know it’s good when you make notes from a podcast. The clear talk approach and delivery together with the content, make it a must listen.
An industry best...
Great podcast from the FPA - an industry best! Great host and uber informative subject matter.