Overview Agenda Event Location Sponsors

Monday 9th October 13:00 – 18:30 The Building Centre, London


With significant changes being implemented relating to building and fire safety, there needs to still be a focus on ensuring resident safety and to make sure we can reduce fire deaths as much as possible. Registered Social Landlords face may pressures, but there clearly is a need to get back to fire safety basics if we are to learn from where fire deaths have occurred in the past.

This free event will bring together experts in exploring these important areas of fire safety, which will help to ensure that you are taking proportionate and effective steps to keep your residents safe from fire.

The event will explore fire risk assessment competence, understanding fire statistics, understand the coroner process relating to the prevention of future deaths reports, and analysis carried out over the last ten years, wrapping up with a panel discussion on practical solutions in reducing fire deaths.


Time Item Speaker
13:00 – 13:30 Registration  
13:30 – 13:40 Chairs Welcome Sir Ken Knight CBE, QFSM, DL
13:40 – 13:50 Introduction and Aims of the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group Network Andy Frankum
Chair of the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group (NSHFSG)
13:50 – 14:20 The law changed in 2006: Is it about time fire risk assessments were delivered competently? Dennis Davis
Fire Sector Federation
14:20 – 14:50 Fire deaths and serious injuries – what the statistics tell us Will Dawes
Home Office
14:50 – 15:30 The coroner’s role in preventing future deaths Penelope Schofield
The West Sussex, Brighton & Hove Senior Coroner
15:30 – 16:00 Refreshments and Networking  
16:00 – 16:30 Analysis of 10 years of Prevention of Death reports following fire deaths Jan Taranczuk
16:30 – 17:15 Panel discussion: Practical solutions for reducing fire deaths Clive Miles
Chair of the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)
17:15 – 18:30 Networking and Drinks All

Event Location

The Building Centre
26 Store Street



By public transport

The Building Centre is within walking distance of several mainline railway stations. Euston (15 mins), King’s Cross / St Pancras (25 mins), Charing Cross (23 mins).

Nearest underground stations are Goodge Street (Northern Line) Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Lines), Euston Square (Circle, District and Metropolitan Lines), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Warren Street (Victoria Line).

The Building Centre is well served by bus routes from all directions. For details of the most appropriate route for your journey visit www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner