PTN Statutory Compliance in Property - Wigan

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Event summary

Councils have a duty to ensure that buildings under their control comply with appropriate statutory, regulatory and corporate standards. This is an increasingly complex responsibility, not least because much of the day to day responsibility for building operations is often delegated to individual premises level.

Further dates and locations are detailed below and the programme schedule can be downloaded for event details and timings.


24 January 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30


Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel
Orchard Street
Greater Manchester
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Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£325.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The complexity of managing buildings and ensuring they comply with appropriate statutory responsibilities is often not fully appreciated – until something goes wrong. The incidence of non-compliance should not come as a surprise, but the reality is that it usually only comes to light following an incident or accident, by which time it is too late to take any preventative actions. 

In addition to the direct consequences of any incident, the council could be faced with damage to its reputation, financial loss, individual officers facing legal proceedings and in the worst case, the loss of lives of building users.

The event will

  • take you take you through the main areas of legislative and regulatory compliance impacting on the management of local authority buildings
  • identify who the ‘duty holder’ is and clarify the role and responsibilities
  • challenge you to consider the robustness of the approaches to ensuring compliance in your own authority
  • use real cases to illustrate some of the potential pitfalls facing public organisations and practical steps that can be taken to mitigate risk
  • identify the critical need for systems and procedures to be put in place.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives for the event include:

  • keeping up to date with current health and safety legislation and regulatory requirements associated with property compliance
  • recognising the risks associated with public property management and occupation, and how these can best be mitigated
  • developing an understanding of the consequences of breaches of legislation and non-compliance and learning from case studies and real incidents to identify practical steps to prevent future incidents. 

Who should attend

The event will be useful for asset managers, corporate property officers, estates managers, facilities managers and anyone involved with the management of public sector property.


  • Asset management
  • / Professional development
  • / Property

Download programme schedule

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Speaker - Susan Robinson, Property Networks Manager, CIPFA Property

Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson is an RICS qualified surveyor and the Property Networks Manager within the CIPFA group. Susan delivers the CIPFA’s Strategic Assets Network and Property Training Network across the UK and Highway Asset Management Network, as well as advising on asset managements and asset valuation issues throughout the UK and undertaking a range of related consultancy projects.

Speaker - Jane Lowrie MRICS

Jane Lowrie

Jane is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the property industry. For the past fifteen years, she has focused on the development and implementation of strategic asset management within the public sector. Jane worked for CIPFA as a Property Advisor for over seven years and is now working as a CIPFA Associate delivering professional training and consultancy work to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness in the way public sector land and buildings are managed. During 2017/18, she worked for the ESFA providing technical advice on the Capital Efficiency and Capability Programme, in particular in the development of the Good Estate Management for Schools guidance.