Dame Judith Hackitt


Grenfell Tower fire: Scotland highlights £900m funding gap for cladding remediation

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

Expertise and guidance on hand at FIREX International 2022: Agenda announced!

Some of the leading personalities in fire safety law and standards will provide expert panel discussions at FIREX International in May. Read More

HSE urges designers to prepare for upcoming changes to building safety

The HSE is prompting high-rise building designers to prepare for coming changes when the Building Safety Bill becomes law. Read More

Construction sector urged to embrace building safety scheme

CHAS has become a registered signatory of Building a Safer Future and is encouraging other members of the built environment sector to do the same. Read More

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

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 & safety. SHP has produced a list of the 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



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