Don’t wait for regulation, get started now!
Participate in the benchmarking and independent verification of your leadership commitment and culture in relation to building safety.
Never forgetting the Grenfell Tower Disaster, we have reviewed how other sectors – such as oil, gas, chemicals and rail – have acted in the wake of major disasters, where, like Grenfell, a failure of leadership and culture were identified as key underlying causes of those disasters. We have studied how they responded and have adapted their tried and tested approaches to be relevant to the safety critical UK built environment sector.
Through robust self-assessment, benchmarking and independent verification, we can help companies identify potential issues and, in turn, develop continuous improvement plans to advance their overall approach and performance on leadership and culture in relation to building safety.
This cannot be a ‘tick-box’ exercise. In order to rebuild public trust, we must demonstrate that our sector is genuinely committed to learning the lessons of Grenfell. The ‘Charter Champion’ framework directly relates to our five key Commitments and the recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt’s initial inquiry, with independent benchmarking to verify organisations are following through on their commitment.
“…there is a pressing need to see the leadership that is required within the construction industry and fire safety sector to drive the shift in culture. “
“Working closely with the sector is a critical first step towards shifting the culture and mindset across the whole building industry, so that everyone takes ownership and responsibility for delivering safe buildings. Culture change such as this must be led by the sector for it to be meaningful and lasting.”
Dame Judith Hackitt
There are many benefits to participation:
The ‘Building a Safer Future Charter’ Champion benchmarking and verification process will be launched during April 2021.
Organisations can apply now to become among the first to participate and benefit from the ‘Charter Champion’ benchmarking and verification process and if they qualify, achieve Charter Champion status.
To request an application pack, or if you require any further information, simply email: