The GGF has responded to three Government consultations in a very short space of time, related to fire safety. The three consultations responded to are listed below:
- A technical review of building bulletin 100: Design for fire safety in schools (Department of Education) – submission deadline 31st May 2019
- A call for evidence related to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (Home Office) – submission deadline 31st July 2019
- Building a safer future: proposals for the reform of the building safety regulatory system
Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer and Secretary of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group commented, “Given the significant scale and scope of all three consultations, the GGF ensured comprehensive responses were delivered against extremely tight deadlines.”
These consultations will shape the future of the construction industry and building regulatory system in the decades to come, and the GGF and Members who have contributed their expertise and knowledge to the consultations, have ensured a collective industry voice has been heard on the subject of fire safety in construction.
Submission of these consultations is of course not the end of the story. The GGF will continue to lobby local and national Government to gather greater momentum on educating all those responsible for fire safety in buildings.
James Lee, GGF External of External Affairs added, “The GGF will work closely with our political advisors to ensure that any government actions regarding our response to these consultations, will be fed back to GGF Members as soon as clear guidance can be interpreted.”
On the subject of fire safety and regulations, the GGF has confirmed that Peter Capelhorn, Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association and one of the building industry’s leading voices on fire safety, will be speaking at GGF Members’ Day on 26th September.
To find out more and book your place at Members’ Day please click here