Dame Judith Hackitt


Grenfell Tower fire: Government pledges additional £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

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

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

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



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