Grenfell Review by Dame Judith Hackitt

Hackitt Review Key Findings – first cited in the Building Magazine

Main findings:

  • The system of building regulation and fire safety is not fit for purpose
  • The clarity of roles and responsibilities within the system is poor
  • The means of assessing and ensuring appropriate levels of competence throughout the system is unclear and inadequate
  • Enforcement and sanction measures are poor
  • Current methods for testing, certification and marketing of construction products and systems are not clear
  • The use of desktop studies to assess Building Regulations compliance is not properly managed or controlled

Main recommendations:

  • Streamline and restructure suite of “approved documents” sitting under Building Regulations
  • Set up a clear, responsible dutyholder who is held to account for building performance, including work done by subcontractors
  • Establish a robust and coherent system of accreditation covering all those who work on buildings
  • Fire risk assessments to be carried out annually
  • Government should significantly restrict the use of “desktop studies” for assessing building control compliance


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