The IFE East Midlands branch is holding a half day seminar on ‘Post Grenfell: How safe are you in Bedfordshire?’ in conjunction with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The seminar will be targeting housing associations, private landlords and social housing providers.
Taking place on 26th March from 9:00 am – 2:00pm, the seminar will be chaired by CFO Paul Fuller with Jonathon O’Neill setting the scene providing an update and overview on the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Dame Judith Hackitt review. The main focus of the seminar will be to take a critical look at pre and post Grenfell of the work that is being undertaken across the county to ensure social housing is fit for purpose.
Working with the two-principle social housing provides, Bpha and Luton Borough Council (LBC) who own and manage the majority of high-rise premises providing residential accommodation within Bedfordshire, both organisations have undertaken a proactive approach to fire safety.
Bpha will showcase how they have identified and improved fire safety in their accommodation stock whilst LBC will report on their Rogue Landlord project highlighting some of the worst cases that has resulted in a number of successful prosecutions. It is hoped that the seminar will identify practises that could be adopted within other similar organisations.