KNIGHT TO SHED LIGHT ON IMPACT OF GRENFELL TOWER FIRE TRAGEDY

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze and London Ambulance Service said 30 people had been taken to five hospitals. See PA story FIRE Grenfell. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire

Major issues surrounding the impact of the Grenfell Tower Fire on Building Safety and Building Regulations will be presented during an online lecture on 25 March by Sir Ken Knight.

Following the fire at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017, in which 72 people tragically lost their lives, the Government appointed Sir Ken Knight to chair the Independent Expert Advisory Panel, whose role is to recommend the necessary actions to ensure that people are safe in high-rise residential flats.

Sir Ken Knight will chair the Independent Expert Advisory Panel

His online presentation will piece together the ‘jigsaw’ of what has happened since the fire and outline the future proposals, including the Government’s response such as a Building Safety Regulator, a Construction Products Regulator, The Building Safety Bill and The Fire Safety Bill.

Knight will use his presentation to set the scene on current and future practices, encouraging participants to engage in questions and discussion regarding the very challenging issues that have arisen due to the fire.

His fire service career, which includes the post of Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, spanned over 40 years, before he was appointed as the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser from 2007-2013.

Click here for details and registration of this event, organised and promoted by the Worshipful Company of Firefighters.