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The Government has published its plan for implementing changes to the regulatory framework around building safety, in response to the recommendations set out in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The implementation plan summarises the work that has already been undertaken to make existing buildings safe and to kick start system reform, as well as the action Government will take to fundamentally reform the building safety system in the future. The implementation plan is available here>>
In her review, Dame Judith recognised that building owners, construction firms, landlords and others in the construction industry need to do the right thing and lead on culture change across the system. The government is committed to supporting industry to achieve the culture change needed to build and maintain a reformed building safety system that prioritises residents' safety, now and in the future.
The implementation plan welcomes the efforts of those who are taking early action to drive safety, including members of our early adopters programme, who have been instrumental in leading the drive for change. The plan highlights your work to develop and share good practice and commitment to putting building safety first through signing up to the building safety charter.
The implementation plan also highlights the work of the industry-led Competence Steering Group, and its working groups, to develop measures to provide assurance on the competence of those working on buildings in scope, and looks forward to further detail on these plans.
Reflecting its role in providing assurance to Government, the plan sets out the work of the Industry Safety Steering Group to hold industry to account for progress in implementing the changes Dame Judith recommended in her report. This Group is committed to sharing their insight and to bringing industry together to ensure early action is taking place at the right time and at the right pace.
15 January 2021