Safer by Design Workshop

A framework to reduce serious accidental injury in new build homes

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Responsible for more than 6,000 accidental deaths each year, our homes are statistically the most dangerous place to be. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Low-cost, evidence-based changes to house design can have massive implications for the safety, health and wellbeing of residents.

Join the growing club of elite designers, working hard to go beyond current building regulations, to ensure that the next generation of new-build homes are safer by design.

Sign up to attend this hands-on, discussion led, workshop for all those with responsibilities for the design of new-build homes. Hear the first-hand experiences of adoption and implementation from those in both the private and social housing sectors. Find out how you can get involved, and lead the way in shaping the safety agenda.



Welcome and overview

Errol Taylor, Chief Executive, RoSPA

Why is Safer by Design needed?

Becky Hickman, Executive Head of Business Development, RoSPA

A brief summary of the statistical significance of the issues addressed.

How does Safer by Design work?

Becky Hickman, Executive Head of Business Development, RoSPA

An overview of the practical steps required for adoption and implementation.



Going for gold: The Berkeley Group journey

Barry Oliver, Group Executive for Health and Safety, Berkeley Group

Hear why Berkeley Group champion the framework; their leading role on the road to gold, and why they want you to join them. Questions actively encouraged!

Refreshments and networking

Raising standards: Orbit Housing’s adoption
Adam Gaggini, Divisional Head of Technical, Orbit Homes

A chance to discuss adoption of the framework with a leading provider of new-build social housing. Why are they interested? How does it benefit them? This is your chance to find out!

An architect’s opinion: TP Bennett’s inside take

Vicki Odili, Project Director, TP Bennett

Find out how gold standard can be designed in at the outset, and about working with clients to achieve this brief.

Close and lunch


The Safer by design event will be held at the West London Construction Academy.


West London Construction Academy,
Southall Waterside,
170 Brent Road,

For further travel details, please view this document.

Who Should Attend?

All those with responsibilities for the design and planning of new-build homes, in both the private and social housing sectors.

Sponsor & Exhibit

We’re looking for exhibitors to showcase the products in their range that contribute to the recommendations outlined in the framework. If you're interested in showcasing your product or services at the event, please contact Letty Hill at for further information.


This is a free event, but places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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