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Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls in Blocks of Flats

June 21, 2024 @ 10:00am
Training South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Forest View Business Park, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF72 8LX

This training is subsidised for members of the Primary Fire Authority Scheme (PFAS). Please get in touch if you have an interest in attending but are not a member of PFAS.

About the training

The scope of fire risk assessments has changed with the Fire Safety Act 2021. This workshop aims firstly to explain the methodology contained in PAS 9980:2022 “Fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats - CoP” and examines how this impacts on Fire Risk Assessments.

Secondly, we will examine how Fire Engineers and other competent professionals plan and undertake intrusive inspections of external walls and how fire safety is assessed and reported. The day will include extensive use of illustrative material and case studies.

Learning Objectives

This one-day workshop provides:

1. An explanation of the different types of external walls and materials used in construction

2. A demonstration of the principles and scope of the new code of practice for fire risk appraisal of external walls, together with new regulatory changes

3. An outline of the process of planning, undertaking, and reporting on the site survey and inspection

4. Guidance on assessing the suitability and fire performance of existing types of external wall construction

About the trainer

Malcolm Thomas BSc (Hons) DipTP FRICS MIFSM, has 40 years’ experience in construction, property and estate management, and professional surveying. He is a regular training presenter and writer in the UK, Europe, Malaysia, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.