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The new Building Safety Case regime HSE Guide

The new building safety case regime forms a major plank of Dame Judith Hackitt’s post-Grenfell building safety reform agenda. Building safety cases are enshrined in the Building Safety Bill which ... Read more

The ‘facts’ of the matter

I’m immersed in the Building Safety Crisis full time and a self-confessed Governance, Risk and Compliance nerd. So it won’t surprise you to learn that I believe in the importance ... Read more

Golden Thread Principles

Last week, the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) Golden Thread Working Group published a document approved for release by the MHCLG Golden Thread policy unit. This gives us a clearer ... Read more
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Premises Information Box – have you got yours?

Get ready for the Premises Information Box “I therefore recommend that the owner and manager of every high-rise residential building be required by law: a. to provide their local fire ... Read more

Fire Safety Act 2021 – coming soon!

“Boss, the FSB has just passed. This brings external walls, flat entrance doors and GTIP1 recommendations into scope of the FSO. We’ll need PIBs for our FRAs and PEEPs. And ... Read more
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Fire Safety Bill amendments have serious implications

The draft Fire Safety Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday night (17 Nov 2020) The content of the new Fire Safety Bill is fairly ... Read more

The Building Safety Crisis and Property Risk Management

What is the Building Safety Crisis? The Grenfell Tower fire revealed shortfalls in building and fire safety for high rise buildings. This raised questions of what was deemed safe, not ... Read more

Work from home – is this the new norm?

An employee’s view of her work from home experience With the country on COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are being asked to work from home. It appears that businesses and ... Read more

Mountain to climb to Building Safety?

Building Safety Report We recently passed 1,000 days since the Grenfell Tower tragedy that claimed 72 lives and became our worst ever residential fire in peacetime. Since then, what have ... Read more

Building Safety Regulator – doomed for failure?

Despite repeated promises from the past three Secretaries of State for Housing that “we will learn from the Grenfell tragedy”, there is still a distinct lack of progress. The intention ... Read more