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New Safety Culture in Construction Sector with the draft Building Safety Bill

Last week Dame Judith Hackitt gave evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee during the scrutinising of the draft Building Safety Bill.

This new bill sets out a new culture of accountability, whereby construction professionals will need to work with other sectors, such as chemical and high hazard oil and gas sectors to demonstrate a building is safe to the regulators. There will be a new responsibilities for construction teams and landlords of existing residential buildings over six storeys high. 

Whilst this evidence was being given, the final report from the industry-led Competence Steering Group, set up as part of the Hackitt review process, was published and is titled “Setting the Bar”.

Read more about the draft Building Safety Bill and Dame Judith Hackitt’s comments here

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