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Grenfell rehousing complaints to be assigned to an independent adjudicator

Kensington & Chelsea RBC is seeking to appoint an independent adjudicator to oversee complaints relating to Grenfell in an attempt to increase transparency
tower inquiry

KPMG quits Grenfell Inquiry role amid “serious questions” over conflicts of...

KPMG has stepped down from its role as an adviser to the Grenfell Tower inquiry after MPs, academics and campaigners raised "serious questions" about...
interim report

BSRIA calls on members & industry to support Hackitt Review

BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
Fire & Security

Fire safety and Security

This ebook examines several aspects of fire safety and security, including the growing need to more closely integrate the two
sprinkler systems

Manchester City Council approves installation of sprinkler systems in tower blocks

Manchester City Council has approved the installation of sprinkler systems in 36 of its high-rise tower blocks in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy
Following Grenfell

Commission launches Following Grenfell

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched ‘Following Grenfell’, to look into the human rights and equality dimensions of the tragedy, and to determine if the State is fulfilling its duties under human rights and equality law
construction industry

Fire brigade criticises construction industry over fire safety

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned there will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry “starts to take fire safety more seriously”
Grenfell Task Force

Report condemns Grenfell council for ‘failing its community’

Initial findings from the Independent Grenfell Task Force appear to confirm that Kensington and Chelsea Council had neither the breadth of skills nor the competence to cope

Report: ‘Inadequate’ Grenfell management 12 years prior to fire

Twelve years prior to the Grenfell disaster, a critical report revealed a negligent approach to the safety of the tower’s residents by Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO)
Kensington and Chelsea Council

Met Police accused of ‘blocking’ Grenfell FoI requests

Metropolitan Police have reportedly asked to vet any release of information relating to Kensington and Chelsea Council action on fire safety advice The Metropolitan Police is...
corporate manslaughter

The Grenfell Tower tragedy: Have the council and the tenant management...

Following the Grenfell fire, the Metropolitan Police have stated there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed. Caroline Dunne, a Consultant Solicitor specialising in regulatory offences, examines the law in this area
retrofit fire sprinkler systems

Do we need to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing?

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, there have been widespread calls to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing. BAFSA supports this principle – but Chief Executive Keith MacGillivray cautions against a rush to install systems that do not meet British Standards
Grenfell probe

Grenfell probe widens to 336 companies

London’s Metropolitan Police say they have widened the investigation into the Grenfell fire tragedy to include 336 firms thought to be involved in the construction, refurbishment or management of the tower
electrical safety checks

Electrical safety checks in the wake of Grenfell

Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the Grenfell Tower tragedy is a wake-up call for electrical safety checks and building regulations
UK construction trade

Grenfell fire disaster drives UK construction trade

The UK construction trade appears optimistic about hiring plans, as repairs to housing following the Grenfell disaster, enhances demand for building work
Grenfell tower

Javid provides update on Grenfell Tower

Sajid Javid has provided an update on the government response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy to Parliament outlining the progress made
wall cladding

A second wall cladding system passes fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests following the Grenfell Tower disaster has passed...
Building regulations

An urgent review of building regulations is crucial

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to launch an “urgent and immediate” review of building regulations. Lord Porter, LGA Chairman, said: "Following...
UK Construction Week fire prevention workshop

UK Construction Week offers safety courses in light of Grenfell Tower...

UK Construction Week has launched free tailored CPD certified workshops to ensure everyone in the industry is informed and protected in light of the...
fire safety using smoke detectors

So much more can be done to improve future fire safety

What lessons can be learnt about fire safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster? Association for Project Safety's CEO Lesley McLeod explores Nothing can diminish the...
Building regulations under review by the government after Grenfell Tower blaze

Building regulations under review by the government after Grenfell Tower blaze

Officials are set to review building regulations after the tower block fire raised major concerns over the issue of safety
Documents suggest cladding on Grenfell Tower was changed to cheaper version

Documents suggest cladding on Grenfell Tower was changed to cheaper version

The BBC has revealed documents showing the cladding on Grenfell Tower was changed from zinc to a less fire resistant aluminium
Grenfell Tower inquest to be led by retired Court of Appeal judge

Grenfell Tower inquest likely to be led by retired Court of...

Grenfell Tower inquest likely to be led by retired Court of Appeal judge
Cladding on 34 tower blocks across the UK fail fire safety tests

Cladding on numerous tower blocks across the UK fail fire safety...

The scope of the housing safety scandal continues to mount as more cladding is found to fall short of fire safety requirements

Cladding used on Grenfell Tower may have been banned under UK...

Two ministers have suggested the cladding used to renovate Grenfell Tower could have been prohibited under building regulations in the UK

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