Christian Vinante, Chairman of the Italian Conservatives Organisation and Conservative councillor candidate for Brentford, offers his support for the Safer Structures Campaign:
“It’s great to see the Safer Structures Campaign raising awareness of the need to improve cable safety standards across the UK.
“It is vital that people have safe buildings to live and work in, and so it is promising to see the Government working to better regulation with both the Hackitt Review and the Grenfell Inquiry. However, with 27 percent of all electrical fires attributed to faulty wire and cables, there is still a long way to go to improve the safety of the built environment.
“The Government should urgently introduce a programme of surveillance to eradicate sub-standard cabling from the market. This – coupled with a new higher minimum standard for all cables – will ensure increased public safety in buildings across the UK”.