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February 4, 2022


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WEBINAR: Best practice in fire risk assessment and competency: How do you make sure you comply?

As fire risk assessors continue to attract increased scrutiny, on Monday 28th February, Barbour EHS will be joined by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) on their webinar, “Best practice in fire risk assessment and competency: How do you make sure you comply?”, exploring best practice in fire risk assessment and competency.

FireRiskAssessment-21The field of fire risk assessment is broad and complex, creating challenges for those engaged in managing fire risk – and particularly the assessor who must weigh up all the related risk and mitigations to ensure the safety of relevant persons.

Despite the widespread availability of information, it is often unclear what you should be following for your building and business.

Fire Risk Assessors are coming under increased scrutiny, and the challenges presented by forthcoming updates to legislation, guidance and competency requirements will no doubt add to this further.

Barbour EHS has teamed up with the Fire Protection Association (FPA) to explore best practice for carrying out a fire risk assessment, with topics including:

  • Recognising the key requirements for producing a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment
  • Understanding your responsibilities and liabilities as a fire risk assessor
  • Knowing the practical factors in undertaking the risk assessment on site
  • Recognising the right level of detail
  • Recognising the common pitfalls and how to avoid them

The webinar will then go on to provide participants with the correct knowledge and understanding of the legislation surrounding competency.

With much of the existing legislation and guidance now changing, this webinar will highlight who the accountable persons and building safety managers are and outline their roles and responsibilities.

It will further explain the role the Responsible Person plays when appointing a Competent Person (contractor) and how to ensure they are able to demonstrate their competency.

Speakers will include Teresa Higgins, Brand Director at Barbour EHS, Susanne Slade, Head of New Business at Barbour EHS, and Howard Passey, Director of Operation at the FPA.

Barbour EHS’ webinar, Best practice in fire risk assessment and competency: How do you make sure you comply?” will take place on Monday 28th February at 1pm, to register your place at the online event, click here.

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