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Fire Safety in Blocks of Flats

Reviewing key fire safety incident from recent years, gain a thorough understanding on regulations and best practice for managing fire safety in blocks of flats.

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Thu 30 Jan 2020
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
TBC, Birmingham, TBC
6 hours CPD

Due to popular demand
New date in Birmingham now available

£325 + VAT


With the increasing focus on fire safety within blocks of flats, it is essential that those responsible for managing fire safety can learn from the mistakes made over recent years.

Looking at the specific issues that these occupancies raise, you will learn about best practice fire safety solutions. Gain practical advice on how to assess the risk from fire and how to manage fire safety in blocks of flats, reviewing previous incidents and where it went wrong.

Cover the four types of fire risk assessments suitable for high rise buildings and guidance on where their applicable is given. Discuss the various evacuation strategies available and when a “stay put” policy may not be appropriate.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify various fire safety issues affecting blocks of flats
  • Understand the various risk assessment methodologies available and their application
  • Carry out a hazard identification and advise on reasonable upgrades
  • Give recommendations on acceptable levels of fire safety in blocks of flats

Course content

  • Background to fire safety in flats
  • Lessons to be learned from Lakanal house, Grenfell Tower and the Hackitt report
  • Fixed suppression systems
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order, The Housing Act 2004 and overlaps of legislation
  • Fire risk assessment methodologies and responsibilities
  • Third party certification schemes
  • Fire prevention
  • Means of escape, evacuation and warning
  • Fire extinguishers, access and facilities for firefighters
  • Benchmarking for safety in flats


  • RICS professional Standard £325 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professional Standard £420 + VAT
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08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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Tue 17 Mar 2020
£245 + VAT
£325 + VAT