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Grenfell-Hackitt-Latest report to Govt on culture change in construction

21/08/2019

Grenfell-Hackitt-Latest report to Govt on culture change in construction

Grenfell-Hackitt-Latest report to Govt on culture change in construction

The Government sought views on their proposals for a radically new building and fire safety system which puts residents’ safety at its heart. The consultation ran from 6 June 2019 to 31 July 2019. They have just issued a report on progress to change culture following the Grenfell tragedy and there are some important issues that we all need to take notice of and participate in, if we are to change culture in our industry. I would like to highlight the following from the summary of this report:

·         Considerable progress has been made by the majority of representatives who have attended meetings

·         the Competence Steering Group (CSG) and ISSG have made significant progress

on their proposals for an overarching system for competence;

·         some areas progress on raising competence levels may take longer to resolve, but that progress is being made under the leadership of organisations such as Build UK and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

·         welcomes the work of groups such as the Early Adopters to take early action on prioritising building and fire safety and encourages industry to learn from their early leadership

·         progress has been slow across parts of industry due in part to its fragmented nature. In too many cases, organisations remain unwilling to share best practice

 

The publication of the Government’s consultation document represents a significant opportunity to reinforce the message that culture change must happen and that the new regulatory framework will ensure that the industry is held to account. We all need to be the change that we want to see. What will you do?

 

Source: Cathie Clarke, CEO, SPRA & Build UK