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Building a Safer Future: third report published

Dame Judith Hackitt has published her third report as chair of the Independent Safety Steering Group.

The report, and the Government’s response, highlights the need for a widespread culture change, and for that change to go further and faster.

Both the Building a Safer Future Charter and the Code for Construction Product Information are highlighted in the report as key practical tools that will support the industry drive this required culture change.

An open letter by BSF, of which ECA is a key signatory, reads:

"Building a Safer Future and the Code for Construction Product Information are not for profit schemes, independently managed and focused on driving a culture of continuous improvement in relation to building safety within the industry. We welcome the focus set out in the ISSG report, and in your response, on the crucial need for culture change, and for that change to go further and faster. We also recognise the need to encourage further continued action to ensure that this is embedded as a priority right across the industry.

"As recognised in the ISSG report, Building a Safer Future and the Code for Construction Product Information are approaches that support continuous improvement within the industry to drive forward in the key areas of leadership, culture, collaboration, responsibility and accountability. As seen in other sectors, they offer a tried and tested bridge, and practical means, for companies within the built environment to move from the current status quo to achieving and demonstrating the culture change required. The two schemes give companies the opportunity to be independently assessed, and then be recognised for real sectoral leadership."

Read the full ISSG report here, and the full Government response to the report here.

Last updated 17 January 22