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The inaugural meeting of the Building Advisory Committee – set up to provide technical advice to the Building Safety Regulator and help shape Building Regulations and the content of Approved Document B – has taken place, as Ron Alalouff reports.
The committee was established under the Building Safety Act 2022, and will advise and inform the Building Safety Regulator in its mission to ensure the safety of residents in high-rise buildings and keep the safety standards of all buildings under review.
THE RECENT announcement from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on proposed changes to Approved Document B of the Building Regulations is welcomed by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) as a “common sense step” in the drive to improve fire safety in care homes.
BACK IN May 2021, a significant fire broke out at the New Providence Wharf apartment building in London. A total of 35 rescues were carried out by firefighters on scene, 22 of them involving fire escape hoods. The fire was declared a major incident. Now, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has concluded its investigation into fire safety failures at the apartment block and issued the findings.