Tag : Dame Judith Hackitt
The government has announced this week that it has established a new Building Safety Regulator that will operate under the purview of the Health and Safety Executive with immediate effect.
The latest Queen’s Speech, the second to be delivered this year, reinstates broad government proposals for air quality legislation, building safety reforms and the future enforcement of environmental standards over the course of the current parliament.
All key parties standing in the upcoming General Election have outlined major decarbonisation proposals, with Labour, the Liberal Democrats and – perhaps unsurprisingly – the Green Party, setting out several key pledges for greener heat and homes.
The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.
The government has appointed Dame Judith Hackitt as an independent advisor in its work to introduce a new building safety regulator.
Commitments to push for the formation of a new building safety regulator by Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities Robert Jenrick have been welcomed by BESA as an example of a cross-party political consensus for drastic post-Grenfell reforms.
Boiler manufacturer Intergas contends that the legislation brought in following Dame Judith Hackett’s Independent Review of the Building Regs, following the Grenfell fire, renders most flues for high-rise housing noncompliant.
BESA has urged government to expand proposed reforms of fire and building safety to a wider range of high risks buildings than is presently being considered.
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
The Construction Products Association (CPA) has extended a Call for Evidence of how information on products is made available to the supply chain until April 23 in order to get a wider number of industry voices on potential risks.