Safer by design - Virtual panel event
A framework to reduce serious accidental injury in new build homes
Tuesday, September 15, 13:00 BST
What is Safer by design?
Safer by design is a must for all those involved in the design and build of new homes. Developed in consultation with industry experts, it provides evidence-based recommendations for simple, low-cost home safety improvements to be planned in at the design stage.
A growing club of elite designers are working hard to go beyond current building regulations, to ensure that the next generation of new-build homes are safer by design.
In this special free virtual event, we’ll hear first-hand private and social housing sector experiences from early adopters at Berkeley Group and Orbit Homes.
Bonasystems will share a costed case-study, and TP Bennett will provide an architect's perspective.
This free event is an exclusive opportunity to ask questions and find out how to get involved and lead the way in shaping the safety agenda.
Register for free now, and we’ll send you a digital pack prior to the event, containing the Safer by design guide, additional technical drawings and the full panel presentations.
Why is Safer by design important?
When it comes to accidents, the home is the most dangerous place to be. Every year, more than 6,000 people are killed due to unintentional injuries sustained in the home environment, and it’s the most vulnerable family members – the under-5s and the over-65s – who are most at risk.
But these accidents don’t have to happen. Through drilling down to understand the causes of accidental harm we can predict and therefore prevent injuries by creating a physically-safer home environment.
What does the Safer by design virtual panel cover?
Why is Safer by design needed, and how does it work?
Becky Hickman and Mike Roys, RoSPA
A brief summary of the statistical significance of the issues addressed and 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!
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.
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.
Reducing the slip risk: A costed case study
Steven Phillips, Managing Director of Bonasystems
This session will illustrate how Galliard Homes were able to achieve the slip resistance called for in the framework.