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Safety experts to meet Government to discuss fire regulations post-Grenfell Tower

Posted 17.07.17
British Safety Council: Article link

Leading safety bodies are set to meet ministers for talks on the UK's building and fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, British Safety Council and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents are among organisations calling on the Government for 'a change in mind-set' on safety regulations.

In an open letter to Theresa May, they are among more than 1,000 signatories urging the Government to scrap its approach to health and safety deregulation and think again.

The letter prompted a debate in the Lords, culminating in an agreement that a meeting should take place between the safety industry and Government representatives.

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Scottish Ministerial Working Group examines building and fire safety

Posted 14.07.17
Scottish Government: Article link

The third meeting of a Scottish Ministerial Working Group, convened to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks, took place on 13 July.

The meeting was chaired by Communities Secretary Angela Constance with Housing Minister Kevin Stewart. They were joined by Scottish Government officials and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

This group is overseeing a review of building and fire safety regulatory frameworks with an initial focus on high rise domestic buildings, following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The Group was updated on the latest actions being taken by the Scottish Government, local authorities, the fire and rescue service as well as other building owners across the country. p>*****

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Updated 19.07.17

  • Local Government Association: LGA calls for 'urgent and immediate' building regulation review

  • BBC News: Officials have begun preparations for a major review of building regulations in England (Newsnight)
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