“A new era of fire safety in the UK following the Grenfell Tower tragedy”


The Grenfell Tower fire on June 14th 2017 was Britain's worst fire disaster since the Blitz. The UK's current building regulation system has spectacularly failed under the most tragic of circumstances. The UK's approach to fire safety  and the design, construction and management of buildings will never be the same again.

Since the Grenfell Tower disaster 82 buildings in the UK have failed new fire safety tests and an Independent Review led by Dame Judith Hackitt has been initiated. Until the review is complete the scrutiny placed on government, local authorities, the construction industry and landlords will be greater than ever amid a national expectation of increased accountability and significant reform.


The Fire Safety Summit at London Build will bring together central & local government, the construction industry, landlords and fire safety experts to discuss, prepare and plan for a new era of fire safety in London and the UK. Learn of the latest developments and solutions through our interactive panel discussion, presentations and Q&A with key decision makers and experts. 

The summit is completely free to attend and every presentation and training workshop will be CPD accredited, so make sure you register your team today to earn all of your CPD points over the two days on the 25th & 26th October. 

  • Multiple conference floors featuring presentations, briefing sessions and panel discussions from a wide range of speakers
  • CPD-accredited training workshops covering fire prevention, technology, health & safety, best practice and more
  • International case studies into successful fire safety initiatives abroad
  • The opportunity for delegates to receive further training, support and education into their responsibilities and understanding of fire prevention & safety
  • Networking opportunities with a wide range of professionals from the fire service, government, construction industry and fire experts
Fire Safety London Construction

Day One - 25th October

CPD Conference 

10.00am UK Fire Safety in the Wake of Grenfell Tower

  • The Independent Review 
  • Ensuring no matter what the cost the Grenfell Tower disaster is never repeated
  • An assessment of how the current building regulation system has failed
  • Ensuring cooperation and dialogue between the fire service, construction industry, public sector and private landlords
  • The future outlook for building safety in London and the UK: what can we expect?

10.30am  PANEL DISCUSSION: The Role of Local Authorities and Housing Associations

  • Newly defined roles and expectation of local government
  • What changes and new measures can be expected?
  • Lessons from Grenfell
  • A new era or accountability
  • Case studies


Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Portfolio Lead Member for Housing, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Hounslow

Cllr Farah Hussain, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Redbridge

11.00am Tall Building Construction Fire Safety

  • New realities of construction fire safety
  • Grenfell issues
  • Possible solutions
  • Looking to the future


Russ Timpson CEng BEng(hons) FIFireE AMBCI, Director, Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network 

11.30am Benefits & Retrofitting AFSS in Social Housing Highrises

  • Compensation for non compliant cladding and other materials
  • Compensation for ineffective fire compartmentation
  • Impact of fire containment in evacuation procedures
  • Life safety implications including firefighters
  • AD-B5 benefits
  • Property protection and business continuity implications
  • Lessons of Lakanal House fire
  • The Callow Mount Proposal
  • Design and installation of AFSS at Callow Mount
  • Costs and related matters
  • Outcome of Project and its Implications


Stewart Kid, Secretary General, British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association

12.10pm Understanding Our Responsibilities and the Risk of Prosecutions

  • How are calls for great accountability likely to be implemented in future?
  • Ensuring you are aware of your responsibilities
  • Delivering greater transparency, training and dialogue
  • What can and should individuals be doing to fulfil their responsibilities

12.40pm Design in Fire Safety, Design Out Problems

  • A lighting product that incorporates fire safety elements 
  • No more competing for the same ceiling space
  • Lower installation and lower running costs
  • Brand new, British made lighting and fire safety product


Bob Ward MIFireE, Lumi Plugin
Archie Chandler MIFireE, Lumi Plugin
John Hughes, Lumi Plugin


1.00pm WORKSHOP 1: Understanding Fire Doors and Sprinkler Systems

  • Standards and third party certification
  • Specifications and tendering
  • Water supplies
  • Costs
  • Impacts on tenants


Stewart Kid, Secretary General, British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association

Note: The Off-Site Construction Summit will be held in the afternoon of this conference room from 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

Day Two - 26th October


Note: The Off-Site Construction Summit will be held in the morning of this conference room from 10.00am - 12.30pm.

12.30pm British Standards Institute (BSI) Update


James Wilson, Standards Publishing Manager, British Standards Institute (BSI)

1.00pm Construction Phase Fire Safety

  • Challenges
  • Fire safety during fit-out stage
  • Fire brigade intervention shafts
  • Lessons learned


Graham Green FIFireE FIFSM, FRACS, President and Director of London Bridge Associates, Institute of Fire Safety Managers

1.30pm Fire Curtains in Tall Buildings

  • Fires on tall buildings
  • How and why fires can develop on tall buildings
  • Boundary protection
  • How fire curtains can help
  • What fire curtains look like
  • Fire curtain applications


Mike Ward, Director of Sales, Coopers Fire


2.00pm WORKSHOP 1: Get Evolved

  • How advanced composite technology is disrupting the traditional extinguisher market place
  • A product of innovation, enhancing extinguishing capability and improving safety
  • Redefining the standards
  • Making the business case


Craig Wright, Managing Director, Eastern Extinguishers

3.00pm WORKSHOP 2: Mist Fire Suppression


Guy Briscoe, Director, Mist Fire Suppression/Puck Fire Ltd


The Fire Safety Summit



The government has just completed its second series of fire safety tests, following the recent tragedy of Grenfell tower. The most recent test was of a wall cladding system with Aluminium Composite Material with polyethylene filler and stone wool insulation. Results demonstrated the combination does not meet current building regulation guidance. 111 buildings are currently known to have this combination of materials in their wall cladding systems (90 of these are housing association owned and local authorities. The government accounted the independent review of building regulations and fire safety. The system, construction and management of buildings in relation to fire safety are being explored.

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The UK's approach to fire safety and the design, construction and management of buildings will never be the same again. Construction companies in London are currently analysing and responding to requirements. Central & local government, the construction industry, landlords and fire safety experts will meet on 25th & 26th October to discuss, prepare and plan for a new era of fire safety in London. The Fire Safety Summit takes place at London Build (Olympia), the UK's leading construction expo.

Conference & Workshop topics include: A Cross-Industry Debate into the Future of Fire Safety in the UK, The Role of Local Authorities and Housing Associations, High Rise Residential Buildings, UK Fire Safety in the Wake of Grenfell Tower, New Fire Safety Tests for Cladding and Insulation, Understanding Fire Risk in Residential Properties, Understanding Fire doors and Sprinkler Systems, New Fire Safety Tests for Cladding and Insulation and more.