This document, (applicable to England) published on the 18th of December, sets out the government’s programme of work to ensure people who live in residential high rise buildings (RHHB) are safe and feel safe, now and in the future. The implementation plan responds to the interim and final recommendations of the Independent Review of Building and Fire Safety (December 2017, May 2018) that was commissioned by government to look at the regulatory framework around the construction, maintenance and ongoing use of buildings, with a focus on multi-occupied, high-rise residential buildings.
The report reinforces support for robust regulatory system and other key recommendations. As part of the programme, the government will consult on the recommendations in the spring.
SPRA lead the way in roofing on quality standards and guidance. This consultation will be a further opportunity for SPRA and its members to engage with government and influence further initiatives that will be developed out of the Hackitt Review. Members should be prouder than ever to promote their SPRA membership, Design Guide and Quality Standards to new and existing customers.
SPRA also continues to support industry reform through Working Group 2 – Installers and Working Group 12 – Products. (see Member News Update: Hackitt Review – Competency Working Group Updates)
Source: Government, SPRA & The Construction Products Association