Fire Safety in Blocks of Flats

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Course summary
6 hours
420 GBP excl. VAT
e-learning / Online / Distance
Next available date: 28/07/2020 09:30 - London
Course Dates
28/07/2020 09:30 
420 GBP
United Kingdom
Also available In House 

Course description

Fire Safety in Blocks of Flats

Reviewing key fire safety incident from recent years, gain a thorough understanding on regulations and best practice for managing fire safety in blocks of flats.

With the increasing focus on fire safety within blocks of flats, it is essential that those responsible for managing fire safety can learn from the mistakes made over recent years.

Looking at the specific issues that these occupancies raise, you will learn about best practice fire safety solutions. Gain practical advice on how to assess the risk from fire and how to manage fire safety in blocks of flats, reviewing previous incidents and where it went wrong.

Cover the four types of fire risk assessments suitable for high rise buildings and guidance on where their applicable is given. Discuss the various evacuation strategies available and when a “stay put” policy may not be appropriate.

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Identify various fire safety issues affecting blocks of flats
  • Understand the various risk assessment methodologies available and their application
  • Carry out a hazard identification and advise on reasonable upgrades
  • Give recommendations on acceptable levels of fire safety in blocks of flats

Training Course Content

  • Background to fire safety in flats
  • Lessons to be learned from Lakanal house, Grenfell Tower and the Hackitt report
  • Fixed suppression systems
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order, The Housing Act 2004 and overlaps of legislation
  • Fire risk assessment methodologies and responsibilities
  • Third party certification schemes
  • Fire prevention
  • Means of escape, evacuation and warning
  • Fire extinguishers, access and facilities for firefighters
  • Benchmarking for safety in flats

Why choose The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Established for over 150 years

130,000+ qualified and trainee professionals

Training available in 5+ formats


RICS Members: £325 + VAT

Non Members: £420 + VAT

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RICS - The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS):
World's leading professional body for qualifications in land, property and construction

RICS is professional, independent organisation with more than 118,000 qualified members and over 50,000 students and trainees in over 140 countries, established in the UK by Royal Charter. It is committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity...

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