The 'Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety' was commissioned by the UK Government following the Grenfell Tower fire to make recommendations on the future regulatory system. The review was led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The purpose of the review was to make recommendations that will ensure a sufficiently robust regulatory system for the future and to provide further assurance to residents that the complete system is working to ensure the buildings they live in are safe and remain so. Further, the review examined building and fire safety regulations and related compliance and enforcement, with a focus on high rise residential buildings.
This final report, published on 17 May 2018, sets out over 50 recommendations for government as to how to deliver a more robust regulatory system for the future.
In a press release, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) urged the UK government to act swiftly to implement the recommendations made in the review.