Dame Judith Hackitt


Building safety regulations: CIH urges builders to start preparing for post-Hackitt regulations

The Chartered Institute of Housing has urged buildings to start preparing now for tougher post-Hackitt regulations, which it believes will become law by 2022. Read More

Tougher building safety regulations announced

The Government has announced new plans to create a more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety. The Building a Read More

Hackitt warns it is impossible to rule out another Grenfell

Dame Judith Hackitt has warned it is impossible to rule out another 'catastrophic event' like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes are not made to the regulatory system. Read More

Architects to sit new health and safety test

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced it is to develop a new mandatory health and safety test for its UK chartered members. The new test will cover roles, responsibilities and legislation; Design Risk Management; and personal health and safety when working away from the office. Read More

Combustible cladding: MPs call for complete ban

Government plans to ban the use of combustible cladding in new high-rise buildings do not go far enough, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. Read More

Dame Judith Hackitt: ‘Simpler and more robust regulatory framework required’

Almost a year ago, Dame Judith Hackitt was tasked by the Government to conduct an independent review of building regulations and fire safety in high rise buildings in the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and the report was published in May this year. Read More

Fire risk assessment sector must undergo cultural change in wake of Hackitt report, says safety expert

Speaking at FIREX 2018, Brian Gregory from Safety Management UK told delegates that “somebody needs to stand up and do something different” following the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Read More

Dame Judith Hackitt to take part in Grenfell webinar, July 16

On Monday July 16, Barbour EHS and The Healthy Work Company will be hosting Dame Judith Hackitt for a webinar on building a safer future and the lessons that can be learned from the Grenfell Tower fire to deliver safer buildings. Read More

Pre-Grenfell there was a “genuine belief that fire was under control and there were bigger fish to fry”

The chair of the Fire Sector Federation has said he was disappointed there had still been no review of Approved Document B – the framework setting out building regulations – a year after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Read More

SHP’s Most Influential figures in health & safety named at Safety & Health Expo

SHP has announced the list of the most influential in health and safety voted for by you, recognising Louise Taggart, Public Speaker, Campaigner and Founder of Michael’s Story as 2018’s ‘Most Influential’ for her work highlighting the personal cost of lax health & safety. Read More



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