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The Bill: Fire Safety – The Law

Exclusively for The Social Housing Sector, specific to; the Accountable Person, Asset Managers, Building Managers, Surveyors, Programme Managers, and all other relevant personnel assigned to the responsibility of Fire Safety in tenanted accommodation.

With so much change in Fire Safety legislation currently, this webinar will be spotlighting some of the biggest impacts the upcoming legislation will have, and what this will mean for the industry from a legal and compliance perspective. Tailored to the biggest talking points in the sector at present, THE BILL will be focussing on the below topics:

  • Fire Safety Law and upcoming changes
  • The Bill’s journey through parliament
  • How the Building Safety Regulator will prosecute
  • Examples of how the Regulatory Reform Order has been enforced recently
  • Competent persons and their responsibilities

Speak to a fire safety expert


Ventro has put together a targeted series of events running throughout the year covering all aspects of fire safety across every sector to work with, share, learn from and teach our conscientious clients and to continue to drive improving standards.

In addition Ventro’s technical team provides a number of on-site and virtual CPD events that can be tailored to our customers specific requirements and provide a unique consultancy approach to support in the delivery of fire safety programmes of work.

Guest Speaker Profiles

Howard Melvin

Technical Director - Ventro Group

Howard is the Technical Director at Ventro, and has been working in the fire industry for over 30 years. He is experienced in many practical aspects of project management, having a detailed knowledge of Health & Safety guidelines (working with our external consultants Citation) and fire safety standards. Fully qualified by BM TRADA, he provides valuable oversight and direction for the regional Health, Safety and Quality Teams on the operational side of the business.

Mark London

Partner At Devonshires Solicitors

Mark is the Head of the Construction and Technology Team at Devonshires, and regularly acts for Registered Providers, Local Authorities and Private Companies throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to this, Mark undertakes a wide variety of health and safety work, where he helps clients undertake investigations and represents parties who have been prosecuted by the HSE or police. He also advises on contentious procurement matters and all aspects of asset management. Mark is ranked as a leading construction lawyer and in recent editions of the legal directories has been described as ‘extremely knowledgeable and reassuringly experienced.’ Mark is a member of the Society for Construction Lawyers and the Health and Safety Lawyers Association.

Andy Frankum

Head Of Health & Safety Policy At Paradigm Housing, Chair Of The NSHFSG, And A Member Of The WG8

Andy is a founding member of the NSHFSG which was established in 2011. Andy has worked in the housing sector for nearly ten years as a health and safety professional, and prior to that worked in the logistics sector. Andy is currently National Chair, having previously vice chaired the organisation and assisted with the establishment of regional networks across England and Wales. Andy sits on Working Group 8 and has attended the Competence Steering Group and various other fire safety committees. He co-wrote the NFCC Mobility Scooter guide and is the primary author of the building safety competence framework.

Scott Wise

Interim Strategic Asset Manager At Phoenix Community Housing

Scott is the Interim Strategic Asset Manager at Phoenix Community Housing in Lewisham/Bromley, focussing on co-ordination of Building Safety, Sustainability and Asset Management strategies including the associated asset data management. He has previously worked in similar roles with several different housing organisations, including Your Housing Group, Bron Afron, a Placeshaping organisation in South Wales, Asset Wise and Places for People. Scott qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1992 and focused on Housing enforcement and regeneration at Leicester, in South Wales, Burnley and Manchester Councils before moving to Places for People.