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LABC Conference Programme 2019

Day 1 - 25 March - Change and Challenges
09.30 - 09.55 Registration & Refreshments  
09.55 - 10.00 Welcome to the conference Phil Hammond, LABC
10.00 - 10.30 Key Note Speech Kit Malthouse
10.30 - 11.00 Re-building certainty and confidence between professionals working on projects Claire Curtis-Thomas, BBA
11.00 - 11.30 The Governments Implementation Plan and the Joint Regulators Group Martin Taylor, LABC

11.30 - 12.00

HSE's role in the JRG and what this means for the future Peter Baker, HSE

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch & Networking  
13.00 - 13.30 Do we need a new relationship between FRS and Building Control? What are the potential opportunities and challenges? Adreena Parkin-Coates, National Fire Chiefs Council
13.30 - 14.00 The role of fire investigators Barry Wheater, IFIC Forensics
14.00 - 14.30 Risk and the impact on local authorities. Will Murphy v Brentwood be challenged? Emily Monastiriotis, Simmons and Simmons
14.30 - 15.00 Clients with a Fire Safety Quality Management System - would you know what one is? Ben Bradford, BB7
15.00 - 15.15 Networking & Refreshments  
15.15 - 15.45 What should MHCLG consider about the interaction between different parts of the regulations?  Is there a way to avoid the ‘Silo Mentality’? Barry Turner, LABC
15.45 - 16.15 What does this mean for LABC? Do we need to change our culture? Lorna Stimpson, LABC
16.15 - 16.45 Final roundup and conference close Phil Hammond, LABC
18.00 Drinks reception & conference gala dinner  

 

Day 2 - 26 March - Operational Challenges
09.30 - 09.35 Welcome to Day 2 of Conference Paul Everall, LABC
09.35 - 10.15 Key Note Speech Dame Judith Hackitt
10.15 - 10.45 HSE - the regulatory craft of enforcement decision-making Peter Baker, HSE
10.45 - 11.15 Networking & Refreshments  
11.15 - 11.45 Sports Ground Safety – changes to the new Green Guide Geoff Galilee, Sports Ground Safety Authority
11.45 - 12.15 Re-thinking the fire fighter needs, occupation, life protection, means of escape and evacuation Merlyn Forrer, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
12.15 - 12.45 Warranty defects - is it a competency issue? Rob Burridge, LABC Warranty
12.45 - 13.45 Lunch & Networking  
13.45 - 14.45 LABC’s strategy and how this will be realised in Local Authorities, the English Regions and Wales Phil Hammond, LABC
14.45 - 15.00 Competency Validation  Mark Pundsack, City of London
15.00 - 15.15 Networking & Refreshments  
15.15 - 16.00 What is a Safety Case? Sandra Ashcroft,
Health & Safety Executive
16.00 - 16.15 What does this mean for building control? Lorna Stimpson, LABC
16.15 - 16.30 Final roundup and conference close Paul Everall, LABC

 

Day 3 - 27 March - Fire Safety
09.30 - 09.55 Registration & Refreshments  
09.55 - 10.00 Welcome to the conference Peter Keates, LABC
10.00 - 10.15 The Governments Implementation Plan Martin Taylor, LABC
10.15 - 10.45 Regulation changes on combustibility over 18m - a detailed explanation  Brian Martin, MHCLG
10.45 - 11.15 Session Title TBC Tom Gilbert, Frankham RMS
11.15 - 12.00 The Safety Case - a dutyholders perspective Sandra Ashcroft,
Health & Safety Executive
12.00 - 12.15 What is the building control sector working on as a result of the Hackitt report and how can the industry prepare for future changes? Lorna Stimpson, LABC
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch & Networking  
13.15 - 13.45 Gateway Zero Richard Blyth, RTPI
13.45 - 14.15 Gateways 1, 2 & 3 - what can we learn from Scotland? James Whiteford, LABSS
14.15 - 14.45

The Joint Inspection Team - early feedback from the Manchester pilot

Sandra Tomlinson, HSE
14.45 - 15.00 Networking & Refreshments  
15.00 - 15.30 Whistlelowing - can test results be trusted? Brian Moore, BBA
15.30 - 16.30 Passive and active fire protection - what is good practice?

Niall Rowan, ASFP

Tom Roche, FM Global

16.30 - 16.45 Final roundup and conference close Peter Keates, LABC

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