Dame Judith Hackitt


Grenfell Tower fire: Cladding firm did not check the design met fire safety requirements

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

‘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

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

SHP has announced the list of the 10 most influential people in health and safety for 2019, voted for by SHP readers. Read More

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



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