Safer Structures calls for strengthened building regulations a year on from Grenfell

Dr Maurizio Bragagni, Chair of the Safer Structures Campaign, said:

“The Grenfell tower tragedy was one of the greatest failures in building safety in the UK’s history. It should never have happened and we must ensure such a catastrophe never occurs again.

“Building regulations in the UK urgently need to be overhauled to improve fire safety, and this includes cable standards. Existing cable standards are weak and unwieldy, and even this minimum level of regulation is not properly enforced. This increases the risk of fire and puts public safety at risk.

“As part of its review of building regulations, the Government must take action and consult with industry on strengthening cable standards to improve fire safety in homes and buildings across the country.”