Upgrading the fire safety systems in existing buildings is never a straightforward task.
Numerous questions arise with every project, such as how do you determine when an upgrade is required, who determines to what extent, and does it have to comply with contemporary or current codes or standards?
Fire practitioners owe a “duty of care” to their clients and the occupants of their buildings, but to what extent is this satisfied by following regulations?
And how does someone navigate any liability arising from the work they carry out, in the face of potential conflicts with other regulations or poorly defined benchmarks such as “so far as reasonably practicable”?
This presentation will examine how a practitioner can strike a balance and protect their clients and their business.