Our influencing work allows us to share learnings from our members with the Government so they are understood and reflected in any new regulations.
It also ensures our members have everything they need to deliver the changes necessary to make sure residents are safe.
Groups we sit on
We try to be aware of and included in relevant groups around fire safety, in order to share information with our members.
We have worked alongside the Industry Response Group which was set up in the weeks after the fire at Grenfell Tower to bring together industry bodies involved in the remediation of buildings with ACM cladding. The group meets to discuss issues and overcome barriers to remediation.
Within this, we also sat on Working Group 8 of the Competences for Building a Safer Future, which defined the levels of competence that a building safety manager or building safety coordinator would have to meet – this role was one identified as necessary to overseeing day-to-day safety in a building by Dame Judith Hackitt.
We don’t sit on any other official groups, but we are in conversation with the Government and stakeholders on a number of other building safety issues, including on the issuing of mortgages for properties in high-rise blocks. We are also contributing to conversations with the Government, the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers and the Local Government Association (LGA), to inform the industry-led plan for remediating fire doors that have failed fire safety tests.