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Built environment and fire industries set out blueprint for improving competence and driving culture change

As you will be aware from previous reports we have done over the last couple of years, we have been deeply involved with the Competence Steering Group (CSG) which was the group that formed after the DJH report and was set up following the Grenfell tragedy to improve competence in the built environment.  The group covered all of the building industry with a large number of working groups.  We were represented and were pro-active on WG4 and WG8 whilst commenting on other groups where we felt we had an input.  The work has now finished and The Competence Steering Group (CSG) is publishing its final report, Setting the Bar, on Monday 5 October.

This report marks a major milestone for the industry, representing two years of work that has brought 150 organisations together to ‘set the bar’ for much needed improvement in competence and how it is assessed. It represents significant industry progress since the CSG’s Interim Report, Raising the Bar, published in August 2019.

Alongside Setting the Bar, the CSG is also publishing a separate report covering the new role of Building Safety Manager. Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management.

Below are the two press releases, Setting the Bar and Working Group 8’s report, Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management.

Links to the actual reports are embedded within the press releases so you can access them direct from the links below.

 

Competence requirements set out for new role of Building Safety Manager >>

Built environment and fire industries set out blueprint for improving competence and driving culture change >>

 

Working Group 4 is continuing its work both into a National COP for fire risk assessors  as well as forming a career pathway for those who want to enter the ‘world’ of fire risk assessors!