7 November 201918:00 - 19:30 followed by pizza and networking
47-58 Bastwick Street
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Keynote speaker Neil Gibbins will talk about 'competence post-Grenfell' and highlight how the industry is changing to avoid further disasters.
Neil will present his personal perspective of the journey that the industry has gone through to arrive at the Grenfell Tower fire. Two years on from the fire, he will discuss what has changed already and what further changes are planned through the government consultation on building reforms. He will also look at the Construction Industry Council’s interim report ‘Raising the Bar’, which sets out to improve the competence of those who design, construct, inspect, maintain, and operate higher risk residential buildings, and make buildings safer.
Two early career engineers from the Institution of Civil Engineers and The Institution of Structural Engineers will then deliver short presentations on a CROSS report of their choice, providing insight into what caused the safety issue discussed in the report, the impact of actions taken, and what could have been done to manage or mitigate the risk.
Neil Gibbins has over thirty-seven years’ experience in operational fire service, from fire-fighter to Acting Chief Fire Officer, including over twenty of these in a senior management role. He is a past president of the Institution of Fire Engineers and was CEO from 2015 to 2018. Neil has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal and is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers.
Please note that this event will not be available on live stream. The recording may become available in the subsequent weeks via our YouTube channel.
CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety) is a voluntary safety reporting system established in 2005 to capture and share lessons learned from structural safety issues in the construction industry which might not otherwise get public recognition. The system aims to identify pre-cursors which could result in structural failure in similar circumstances if not addressed. The system helps those in the construction industry to learn from each other and is recognised for making improvements in public safety.
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