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CIOB and RoSPA launch conference on Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in partnership with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are holding a special conference on ‘Managing Risks in Buildings and Public Spaces at Thomas Reuters in London on 14th November.

CIOB Ambassador Maurice Webb said: “All those who design, build, own and manage buildings and public spaces have a duty to ensure the safety of people, be they employees or members of the public.

“From preventing slips and trips or falls from height, to controlling the risks of legionnaire’s disease, to preventing fire, managing asbestos or ensuring safe evacuation in an emergency the challenges are very extensive. With an increasing focus on corporate liability and the role of directors and senior managers, no organisation, which has responsibilities for buildings, can afford to be unclear about the expectations of the authorities or their liabilities under statute and common law.

“To help clarify understanding in this area the CIOB, in association with RoSPA, will be holding a special conference to examine the implications of safety law surrounding buildings, including the new Corporate Manslaughter Act and its significance for relevant professionals.”

Key perspectives covered will include those of:-

§       Health and Safety authorities
§       Emergency planners
§       Directors
§       Architects
§       Designers
§       Insurers

Speakers include:-

§       Vincent Murphy, RoSPA, Managing Consultant
§       Gerard Forlin, Barrister, 2-3 Grays Inn
§       Chris Philips, Head of National Security, National Counter Terrorism Security Office
§       Geraint Day, Head of Devolved Government and Health Policy, Institute of Directors
§       Liz Bennett, Managing Director, Habilis Solutions Ltd
§       Phil Grace, Liability Risk Manager, Norwich Union
§       Peter Capelhorn, Technical Director, Scott Brownrigg

For further details on the event and how to book your place please go to www.rospa.com/events/ciob/index.htm .

NOTES TO EDITORS

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.

The CIOB’s role is to:

·       Promote the importance of the built environment.
·       Lead the industry to create a sustainable future worldwide.
·       Encourage leadership potential.
·       Set the highest standards in quality, safety and qualification.
·       Create an industry where excellence prospers.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend CIOB press and communications manager on 01344 630 766 - stownsend@ciob.org.uk

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