26 March 2018
The Fire Industry Association joined a number of other major national stakeholders in taking part in working groups to inform Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
The working groups were asked to consider how to develop elements of a more effective building regulations and fire safety system, taking forward the directions of travel identified by Dame Judith in her interim report.
To ensure the groups were able to respond in a timely manner, it was necessary to restrict the size but group chairs were encouraged to consult as widely as possible when developing their advice.
Dame Judith praised the commitment of the working groups, all of which have met multiple times over a 6-week period and thanked them for the quality of their contributions.
The FIA sat on four of the six working groups, comprising:
- Working Group 3: Regulations and Guidance
- Working Group 4: Competence
- Working Group 5: Residents’ Voice
- Working Group 6: Quality Assurance and Products
She will now consider the advice as she develops the recommendations of her final report, intended to deliver the systemic overhaul and culture change required of the building regulations and fire safety system to make sure the people are safe, and feel safe, in the homes that they live in.
The final report will be published in the spring.