Green Hat Consulting - What IS a Fire Risk Strategy? When do I need one?
The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Hackitt report has resulted in fear and confusion in the construction industry. Legislation is fragmented – complex and has to be interpreted carefully, crossreferencing previous legislation.
Designers and planners have to meticulously pick their way through labyrinthine rules and regulations which often seem to conflict with the need for sustainable building materials. And of course, there is the never-ending fear of making a dreadful mistake with catastrophic and deadly results.
It is therefore hardly surprising that fear and confusion reign supreme. New build developments, schools, flats, HMOs, residential and commercial, and renovations are all affected by this legislation.
Housing associations, local authorities,’ main contractors, developers and designers, and architects are all facing these challenges.
The above problem is compounded by a lack of early engagement with fire engineers or doing the bare minimum to achieve compliance.
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