IET National Conference to take place on 13th December

The IET National Conference  – taking place on 13th December – 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). 

The keynote speaker, Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng, 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.

Other speakers include:

  • 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.

The conference 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 and questions from the audience will be encouraged.

IET expert volunteers will also be joining the conference.

Find out more about the conference and register here: https://events.theiet.org/events/iet-national-conference/

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