23 March 2023 | QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London


UK Construction Week, The Building a Safer Future Charter (BSF Charter), and the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) are delighted to announce a high-level one-day Conference to share the learnings of BSF champions that are engendering a positive culture and behavioural change in building safety.
This year’s conference will focus on showcasing and sharing learning and best practice from companies at the forefront of driving culture change in their organisations through the BSF Champions programme.  
Keynote speakers and practical sessions will also provide latest thinking, insights and proven practical tools to help delegates focus on how they can improve and shift culture in relation to building safety in their own organisation.
Dame Judith Hackitt, Author of The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety Report
Steve Elliott, Independent Chair, Building a Safer Future charter
Capt. John Monks, Director of Safety and Security, British Airways 
Gus Carroll, Chair, COMAH Strategic Forum

QEII Centre
Broad Sanctuary


View 2023 Agenda below

9.00 – Registration & Breakfast Networking


9.30 – State of Play: Where have we come from; where do we stand right now in Building Safety; what next for BSF

Speaker: Steve Elliott – Chief Executive Officer, Chemical Industries Association / Non-Executive Chair, Building a Safer Future


10:00 – Keynote: Why BSF and Champions are important

Speaker: Dame Judith Hackitt – Chair, Make UK / Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety / Chair, Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG)


10:30 – Keynote: The Building Safety Regulator: Latest Priorities

Speakers: Peter Baker – Chief Inspector of Buildings, Health & Safety Executive (Invited)


11:15 – Coffee & Networking

THREE WORKSHOPS - What have been the learnings in different sectors

11:45 – Tier 1 Contractors and Housebuilders

Speakers: Melanie Robinson – Group Fire Safety Engineer, Barratt Developments

Vince Coyle – Group Director of Construction, Safety, Health and Environment, Barratt Developments

Tom Weller – Group Building Safety Manager, Persimmon Homes

Steffan Speer – Technical Director, Morgan Sindall

Adrian Shilliday – Technical Director, Galliford Try

11:45 – Housing Associations and Social Housing

Speakers: Stewart Kerr – Building Safety Manager, Salix Homes

Hannah Johnston – Building Safety Coordinator, Salix Homes

Ashton Freeman – Assistant Director Development & Sales, mhs Homes Group

Gemma Hancock – Assistant Director Development & Sales, mhs Homes Group

TBC – National Housing Federation

11:45 – SMEs and Consultants

Speakers: Ross Hailey – Martin Arnold

Ben Cooper – Director, Orion Fire Engineering

Dominic Fryer – Chief Executive Officer, Danescroft

13:30 – Lunch


14:15 – Keynote: Learnings from the Aviation Industry

Speaker: Captain John Monks – Director of Safety and Security, British Airways


14:35 – Panel Session: Culture Change and How to Achieve it

Speakers: Captain John Monks – Director of Safety and Security, British Airways

Additional panel members TBC


15:15 – Tea and Networking


15:35 – Keynote and Panel: Code for Construction Product Information: Latest Developments

Speakers:  Peter Caplehorn Chief Executive, CPA

David Topliffe – Non-Executive Chair, CPI

Steve Marr – Chief Executive, CPI


16:00 – BSF Champion Announcements

 DLUHC – Secretary of State / Building Minister (TBC)


16:30 – Closing Message

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