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April 7, 2021


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Webinar: How a ‘Responsible Person’ selects competent fire risk assessors and management support

SHP, IFSEC Global’s sister safety and health focused title, will be hosting a webinar on 5th May discussing how responsible persons select competent fire risk assessors and management support. 

Sponsored by Praxis42, the webinar will take place on Wednesday 5th May at 11AM BST, and will provide a forum to open a debate about how to establish competence in the selection and appointment of resources that support an organisation’s fire life safety strategy.

Nick Coombe MBE Eng Tech FIFireE

Alongside speakers from SHP and Praxis42, Nick Coombe MBE Eng Tech FIFireE will join the panel. Nick is the NFCC Protection & Business Safety Vice Chair and Building Safety Programme Lead, and was also named as one of IFSEC Global’s top influencers in fire safety in 2020. He has 39 years’ service for the London Fire Brigade which has spanned many roles including, Head of Fire Safety Training, Enforcement Manager and Head of Fire Safety Policy. He has helped write DCLG guides and as the Chair of CFOA Enforcement working group helped produce policies and guidance on the RRO to Fire & Rescue Services. He is a member of the Joint Regulators Group and the newly formed Protection Board and is a also member of the Industry Safety Steering Group led by Dame Judith Hackitt to hold industry to account on the progress of post Grenfell change.

Topics covered during this webinar will include:

  • Expert opinions about common definitions of competence and do they apply to fire safety management
  • Exploring the benefits of getting it right and the implications of getting it wrong
  • Hearing about what competence might look like and how to describe it
  • Providing a better understanding for when selecting internal and external fire risk assessors that the selection criteria is the same
  • Hearing how employers, clients and organisations senior and middle management can make the right choices and decisions concerning resourcing and appointing competent people such as the ‘Responsible Person’, Fire Risk Assessors’ and establishing a ‘Fire Risk Management Strategy’

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Plus, we explore the growing risks of lithium-ion battery fires and hear from experts in disability evacuation and social housing.


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