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20 Questions that need answers in light of Grenfell Fire

Posted by wilkinsoncc on June 26, 2017 at 1:45 AM

20 Questions that should be answered quickly in the light of the Grenfell Disaster

(originally posted on twitter on 16th June 2017 by our MD Geoff Wilkinson @geoffwilkinson)


1: Can we see the Architects plans & specifications?

2: Were these approved?

3: Were the fire service consulted?

4: Can we see a copy of the consultation respons?

5: How many site inspections were made?

6: Can we see records of those inspections?

7: Were the approved materials used or was there a "value engineering exercise"?

8: Did the contractor rely only on the minimum statutory inspections or did they employ their own clerk of works to inspect?

10: Was the fire risk assessment updated as a result of the works?

11: Can we see a copy of the fire risk assessment?

12: What recommendations did the fire risk assessor make?

13: Were those recommendations acted upon?

14: Was any further work (e.g. Gas main) carried out after the building control sign off?

15: If so did that work require approval?

16: When was the last fire risk assessment carried out?

17: When were fire doors last checked?

18: When were emergency lights last tested?

19: When were smoke control systems last tested?

20: Can a sample of the cladding be taken off and tested urgently and publicly?


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