Building Safety Reform: What It Means for Block Managers

Recorded on 27 April, 2021 (60 minutes)

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Preparing for the biggest building reform in our lifetime

Said to be the biggest improvements to building safety laws in nearly 40 years, the proposed Building Safety Bill will mainly apply to England, but some changes will also apply to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Along with the Fire Safety Bill and ongoing government consultation, the draft Bill will greatly impact building safety laws and bring about far-reaching changes to block managers, leaseholders and residents.

ARMA, IRPM and Tetra Consulting co-presented this important webinar hosted by Fixflo to provide an overview of the new building safety laws and offer pragmatic advice for block managers looking to prepare themselves with the knowledge and competencies required for the implementation of the new regulations. The panel also discussed underlying risks for successful implementation and ways to mitigate any such risk.


Andrew Bulmer, CEO, IRPM


A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Andrew started his residential PRS and leasehold management practice in 1995, selling in 2011. Andrew was UK Residential Director at RICS from 2013-2016, before taking the CEO role at IRPM, the UK's leading provider of professional qualifications and learning in the leasehold management and Build-to-Rent sectors. Andrew is passionate about raising standards across the residential property management sectors and encouraging property professionals to be a progressive and ethical force for good.


Nigel Glen, CEO, ARMA

Nigel has an extensive international career in downstream oil, financial software and investment banking. He founded a property management company in 2009 and joined the board of ARMA in 2015. In 2016 he was appointed as ARMA’s CEO.

Nigel represents ARMA in its interactions with Government Ministries, Parliament, relevant  bodies, TV and press. He is a frequent contributor of articles and presentations on all aspects of leasehold.


Shaun Lundy Speaker

Dr Shaun Lundy is Director of Strategy and Innovation at Tetra Consulting, a large national H&S consultancy, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Greenwich, School of Design. Shaun also works closely with the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM) and the Association and Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) providing advice, training and support as a member of their respective H&S committees. Shaun supported Working Group 8, developing the competency standards for the new Building Safety Manager role. Following on from his appointment as Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Register (OSHCR) Shaun recently joined the Building Safety Alliance that is working to develop a competency register for BSM and others involved in property management.


Disclaimer: All content presented in this webinar is intended for general information purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice or official guidance.