Safety experts pleased with new review of building regulations and fire safety

  • 31 Aug 2017

Safety experts are pleased with the recent publication of terms of reference for the review of building regulations and fire safety. 

The safety and health community called for action to be taken to change how fire risk in tower blocks is managed following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

Therefore, the community was pleased to learn that many of the points raised were included in the publication on 30 August 2017 of the terms of reference for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, as well as those for the public inquiry.

Leading safety bodies in Britain have highlighted that the public inquiry and review must ensure solid regulations are robustly enforced and that fire safety competence is viewed as essential to decision-making. 

“Following a positive meeting with officials from key Government departments, we look forward to working with them and others to help maintain an effective and proportionate approach to regulation and competence in key areas of health, safety, fire prevention and building standards.

“We stand ready to support the Government’s efforts for improved regulation and look forward to helping achieve effective and practical controls over risks, both in the workplace and in the wider public domain.”

Visit the British Safety Council website here.

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