02 October 2017

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster Government has put in place a substantial programme of work to ensure that residents of high-rise buildings are safe – and feel safe – from the risk of fire, now and in the future.

It is identifying high-rise residential buildings with unsafe cladding systems and is ensuring that owners of such buildings are making them safe.

The tragedy and the subsequent testing process have identified potential shortcomings in the current regulatory system for ensuring fire safety. In light of these potential systemic failures the Government has commissioned the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

Martin Harvey, FIA Chairman, will be leading a Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on 9th October, starting at 10.30am (expected to be 2-3 hrs) at the FIA office in Hampton, to review  the document and create an FIA response.

The call for evidence for the independent Review of Building Regulations

All members are welcome to participate.

Robert Yates, FIA's Technical Manager will act as secretary and therefore, those that are interested in attending must email Robert to confirm their attendance.