The Challenges

REGULATORY REFORM (FIRE SAFETY) ORDER 2005

Article 14(b): in the event of danger, it must be possible for persons to evacuate the premises as quickly and as safely as possible”

Article 21(1): The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training—

Dame Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

“Obligate the creation of a digital record for HRRBs from initial design intent through to construction and including any changes the occur throughout occupation”
“Give residents a voice in the system”

Dr Barbara Lane, FREng CEng, Expert Witness

“I consider that the lack of provision for people requiring assistance in a high-rise residential building….. results in a substantial breach of the functional requirement for means of escape under the Building Regulations….”
“I consider that the means of escape provision for persons requiring assistance are not compliant with the  Requirement B1 of the Building Regulations…..”

The Rt Hon Sir Martin Moore-Bick Evacuation Recommendations
“There were no plans in place for evacuating Grenfell Tower should the need arise.”

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