Dame Judith Hackitt


The role of digital construction technology in improving fire safety and inspections

Matt Ryan explains how digital tools are providing the next step in fire safety inspection and compliance. Read More

Grenfell Tower fire: No action over 2009 cladding warning, inquiry told

72 people were killed by the horrific fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Read More

Buildings under 18m no longer require EWS1 forms after independent research finds “no systemic risk of fire in blocks”

Following new advice from fire safety experts commissioned by the Secretary of State earlier this year, the Government has set out that EWS1 (External Wall System) Forms should no longer be requested for buildings below 18m. Read More

‘Collaboration will be key to implementing cultural change in building safety’ – Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Buildings, outlines his priorities

As part of the Building Safety Bill’s proposals, a new Building Safety Regulator will be developed to oversee the safety and performance of all buildings. IFSEC Global Editor, James Moore, spoke to Peter Baker, the newly appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings at the HSE, who will lead the programme to develop the role. Read More

New Chief Inspector of Buildings appointed to lead Building Safety Regulator

Peter Baker has been appointed to the new Chief Inspector of Buildings role, which will head up the establishment of and lead the new Building Safety Regulator. Read More

SHP’s Most Influential figures in health & safety named for 2020

Hilda Palmer, Facilitator, Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK), has been named as the Most Influential Individual in health & safaty. SHP has produced a list most influential people in health & safety, as voted for by you. Read More

‘Culture change towards competency still needed in construction’, highlights Dame Hackitt

After the ISSG (Industry Safety Steering Group) released its latest report ‘scrutinising progress towards change Post-Grenfell’, Dame Judith Hackitt has reiterated the need for improved culture change and competency in the construction sector. Read More

Draft Building Safety Bill announced by UK government

Alongside the Fire Safety Bill and fire safety consultation, the Building Safety Bill is said to be bringing the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. The Draft Bill was announced on 20 July by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

Post-Grenfell regulation aims to transform fire safety in buildings

Nearly three years after the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has published its proposals for what it calls “the biggest change in building safety for a generation”. IFSEC Global reporter, Ron Alalouff, highlights the main features of the wide-ranging provisions. Read More

‘Dame Judith Hackitt’s proposed Joint Competent Authority will bring in an era of stronger enforcement and a new package of sanctions,’ says Chairman of the Fire and Security Association

Speaking at Firex International, Tom Brookes said overall Dame Judith made 53 recommendations in her final report, which was published in May 2018 and the government said they will take forward all 53. Read More



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