In just 10 days’ time, The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (FSR) come into force introducing new duties for building owners and managers. In the last year, fire safety legislation has come to the fore: the Fire Safety Act 2021 into force in May and, in November, we looked at how the FSR will impact front entrance doors and fire doors.
Last month, the Home Office finally published its FSR: official guidance and, in addition, it updated the FSR: factsheets it first produced earlier last year. Now, with the new regime about to come into force and the first round of mandatory quarterly checks of all fire doors in common parts needing to be carried out no later than by the second half of April, the focus is very much on having in place a practical and pragmatic strategy for driving compliance.
In the latest in our series of webinars on fire and building safety, senior practitioners in our Construction, Engineering & Procurement and our Housing Management & Property Litigation teams are joined by guest speakers technical experts Andrew Mellor, PRP and Steve Cooper, Hollis who will deliver a workshop focused on practical considerations:
• Which fire doors need to be checked?
• How should a Responsible Person approach the task of assessing fire doors?
• How should assessments be carried out?
• Competence and qualifications of assessors
• What should fire risk assessor look out for?
• How invasive should checks be?
• What does the ideal checklist look like?
• The perspective of the FRS
• Documenting mandatory checks
We very much hope that you will join us for the session.
About the speakers:
Mark London, Partner, Devonshires
Lee Russell, Partner, Devonshires
Ellie Fletcher, Solicitor, Devonshires
Steve Cooper, Fire Engineer, Hollis Global