Panel Discussion: The new Advice Note and the Fire Safety Bill
Thursday 05th, March 2020
13:30 - 17:30
Henry Thomas House, 5-11 Worship Street, EC2A 2BH

Panel Discussion: The new Advice Note and the Fire Safety Bill

Panel Discussion: The new Advice Note and the Fire Safety Bill

The panel, consisting of legal and architectural experts, will share their thoughts on the new Advice Note and the Fire Safety Bill, which is expected to be implemented this summer, and how this will impact on building owners and their health and safety responsibilities.

On 20 January 2020, the Government published an Advice Note that supersedes and updates the advice contained in Advice Notes 1-22.

The new Advice Note has been issued in advance of a new Fire Safety Bill which is likely to come into force this summer, and changes to Building Regulations, which are anticipated to be announced imminently.

The main focus of the Advice Note is to ensure that building owners of all multi-storey and multi-occupied residential buildings undertake investigations into the external wall systems and fire doors, in order to determine whether they represent a risk to the health and safety of residents.

Topic Covered:

  • The scope of the new Advice Note;
  • The immediate actions that building owners should take now to address the risk of fire spread from unsafe external wall systems in order to protect the health and safety of residents (including care homes, student accommodation and hospitals);
  • The imminent Fire Safety Bill; and
  • The role of the new Building Safety Regulator

Who should attend:

All of those within asset management and development roles who are responsible for the procurement, design, construction, maintenance (including those who are responsible for compliance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) and refurbishment or remediation of buildings.


Mark London, Partner and Head of Construction & Engineering, Devonshires
Kathryn Kilgerman, Partner, Construction & Engineering, Devonshires
Andrew Mellor, Partner, PRP

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact or call us on 020 7880 4440

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