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IET National Conference - Online

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10.00am – 12.30pm – Online

The National Conference, delivered virtually across 2 dates, aims to bring experts together, working with or within the electrotechnical sector and in building services/safety related roles with a key focus on individual competence, accountability and continuing professional development (CPD).

By registering, you will get links for both dates. If you can’t make one of the dates, you’ll still be able to watch it on demand afterwards.

Our keynote speaker, Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng HonFIET, will discuss key points relating to accountability and competence including reference to her post Grenfell report 'Building a Safer Future' (Jun 2019) which identified that the current system of building regulations and fire safety were not fit for purpose and that a culture change is needed to support the delivery of safe buildings. Such system failure allowed a culture of indifference to perpetuate highlighting competence across the system is patchy and processes that drive compliance are weak.
The conference will hear from other speakers including:

  • Sir Julian Young, KBE CB FREng CEng FIET, President, The IET who will discuss the importance of professionalism, ethics and competence.
  • Alasdair Coates BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FICE MCIHT CMIOSH, CEO, The Engineering Council who will discuss the role of the regulator and relevance of standards and contextualisation in high risk buildings.

We will also be joined by employers: Gillian George, Head of Operations, Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Ltd, who will talk about the challenges of attracting and retaining an engaged and diverse workforce and Alex Gray CEng MIET, Head of Operational Technology, Thames Water, who will highlight why recording and maintaining current competence matters.
Charlie Pugsley, Deputy Assistant Commissioner – Fire Safety, London Fire Brigade and other speakers from government will discuss electrical safety in the private rented and public sector and proportionality.
Throughout the Conference, there will be panel discussions enabling questions to be submitted to the panel of speakers.

IET expert volunteers will also be joining the conference.

To book your FREE place click here.