Wednesday 28th June, 11:00am-11:30am
‘Using procurement to resolve fire risk assessment actions’
Managing Fire safety across multiple sites and properties are very challenging, especially when it comes to ensuring compliance with relevant Fire Safety Regulations. Specifically, those within the housing sector can find it particularly difficult to keep on top of their FRA actions. Research has shown that fire safety now ranks as a high level and top concern for social housing landlords, including local authorities, housing associations and others, Specifically in relation to the communal areas of these types of buildings and the guidance surrounding communal areas.
Following the successful passage of the Fire Safety Bill 2021through parliament, there is now clear guidance about what constitutes the ‘communal parts’ of a building and exactly who must take responsibility for fire protection in these areas. Using a procurement framework, can help manage the many fire risk assessments, and subsequent actions more efficient, helping housing associations who have multiple properties streamline their whole Fire Risk Management process.
Fire Risk Assessments are becoming more and more overwhelming. The best approach is to prioritize and plan what needs to be done, working with competent contractors to identify a certified solution and to manage delivery. Improvements take time and we just need to be given the time, quality solutions over deadlines.