EVENT: Post Grenfell: Building a safer future for Scotland

The Grenfell Report highlights the importance of all levels of organisations taking procurement into consideration throughout the lifecycle of projects. Scotland’s fire standards are already technically demanding and require more stringent standards than England.

However, at this event we will explore how the industry must do more throughout the entire process. Clients and Contractors alike have a real need to re-examine their practices and procurement plays a central part in driving this change forward.

You will hear from two experts in their fields covering not only the fire safety aspects but core issues of procurement, competency and new developments underway to tackle these issues going forward. Continuing Professional Development events have been requested by our Partners in the past and this session represents our commitment to you now and going forward.

This event is free for our Partners but spaces are limited so register today to ensure your place at this outstanding event. Email the team to book.



Duncan Brock, Customer Relations Group Director, CIPS

Duncan joins us from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. The global standard for procurement. Duncan is a key contributor to the Setting the Bar report produced by the Competence Steering Group (CSG). CSG is a cross industry body backed by Government, with representation from over 150 organisations, Dame Judith Hackett and the Industry Safety Steering Group.

Duncan will provide an overview of how the group was established after the publication of the Hackett report and how the final report provides a blueprint for improving standards and competence to drive culture change within the industry. 

Sam Hart, Innovation Director, CSIC

Sam joins us from Construction Innovation Centre Scotland, part of the Innovation Centres backed by the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government. Their team assists industry and key procurement players to build strong collaborative projects that tackle construction industry challenges, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Sam was previously employed with the Scottish Government as a Senior Policy Adviser within the Building Standards division with the culmination of a 50,000-word report provided for Ministerial consideration.

Sam will provide an overview of CSIC’s mission including current projects focussed on fire safety, cladding and new developments to improve the industry going forward. 

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