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Fire Safety Building Regulations: Part B

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
  • Fire Safety

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Delivered by an experienced enforcement officer fire risk assessor providing a holistic view of fire safety arrangements in existing and new buildings.

Learning Outcomes

Fire legislation – The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Approved Document B.  What is a building owner required to do as a result of the new rules and overview of the new regulations.  Building regulation changes as a result of Grenfell and Hackitt report.

  • Architects 
  • Building Control Officers 
  • Building Services Engineers 
  • Fire Officers 
  • Project Managers 
Agenda for event
Time Description



Session 1:

  • Introduction to Fire Behaviour
  • Brief introduction to Fire Law history
  • Overview of current Legislation (what’s changed and why)
  • Legal status of Approved Document B and other guidance
  • Relationship between Approved Document B and the Building Regulations
  • Limitations
  • Alternative Approaches

Coffee / tea break


Session 2:

  • Basic fire safety principles
  • Basic explanation of evacuation strategies (stay put, simultaneous and waking watch)
  • Structural fire protection
  • Compartmentation
  • Active fire safety measures (smoke control, sprinklers, fire alarms)



Session 3:

  • External fire spread
  • Types of cladding design and materials
  • Fire Service intervention
  • The effects of combustible surfaces on fire growth and evacuation (in relation to cladding)

Coffee / tea break


Session 4: 

  • The regulatory design process (planning, Building regs, role of fire service in consultation)
  • Fire Risk assessment
  • Documentation
  • What does competence look like?
  • What is a safe building?
  • Relevant guidance

Close – Q&A


Steve Willett

Steve Willett

Part B Group Ltd | Head of Specialist Training

I983- 1988 Weapon engineering mechanic Royal Navy

1989-2003 Firefighter/ leading firefighter

2003- 2009 Watch manager fire safety

2009-2012 Watch manager B fire safety trainer

2012-2016 Fire Safety Deputy team leader, policy and delivery

2017-2019 Fire consultant/ Senior fire consultant BB7

2019-2021 Fire Safety Tutor Xact Safety and Engineering

2021- Present Head of Specialist Training Part B Group Ltd

Meet the trainer: Stephen Willett, the Fire Safety Building Regulations: Part B trainer (

Steve Glass

Steve Glass

Steve joined Kent Fire & Rescue Service in 1987 and served 28 years in numerous roles, operationally, in training, and fire safety. He was a former Assistant Divisional Officer and lectured in technical fire safety, command and control and fire-fighting operations.
He is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers, and holds an NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, NEBOSH General, and Construction Certificates
He is a registered CITB/NEBOSH tutor and teaches on NEBOSH General/Construction/Diploma courses, Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) / Site Safety Supervisors Training Scheme (SSSTS) courses (Site Safety Plus).
Steve has a massive interest in history and has a Master’s Degree in Military History, War Media and Society from the University of Kent, with a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies from Christchurch University.

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

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* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected]

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