Dr Maurizio Bragagni of the Safer Structures Campaign to raise the safety standards of cables said:
“Whilst we welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s important review into building regulations and fire safety, this report does not go far enough, making no recommendations to improve inadequate cable fire safety standards.
“Current standards in the UK are too weak and this minimum level of regulation is not properly enforced. This has allowed sub-standard cabling to permeate the market and is risking public safety.
“We need Government to urgently consult on how to drive up cable fire standards to raise the safety standards of cables in homes and buildings across the country. That’s why we are calling for a consultation on amending the relevant Approved Document.”
The Safer Structures Campaign
The Safer Structures Campaign is a membership body led Tratos which is urging the Government to raise the safety standards of cables in homdes and buildings across the country, and to eradicate sub-standard cabling from the market. Dr Maurizio Bragagni, Chief Executive, Tratos UK, founded the campaign group following the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017. Its members include the Fibreoptics Industry Association, Tratos, Hindwoods Chartered Surveyor, the Local Authority Building Control and Modular Wiring Systems.