The tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire in (2017) has led to sustained concern and criticism about how the UK’s higher risk buildings are procured, designed, built and maintained. The recommendations of the post Grenfell Hackitt Review*, along with government and industry activity, aim to fundamentally improve the competency, accountability, product standards and processes that will ensure building fire safety. Building Fire Safety legislation, guidance and Standards are in the process of radical overhaul, to be implemented under a new Building Safety Regulator. The practical and business implications of these changes may extend beyond higher risk premises and affect the wider construction and building services industries.
This dedicated webpage - which will receive regular updates - brings together outputs (from ECA, government and industry stakeholders) likely to be of particular interest to Members operating in any part of the engineering services sector.
*Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: the Hackitt review at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-hackitt-review