As the Hackitt consultation launches, Building delves into some of the more technical aspects of the recommendations
One of the cornerstones of the Hackitt report was the proposal that a new body called the joint competent authority would take responsibility for building safety including compliance with regulations. The JCA would comprise the fire and rescue service, the health and safety executive and local authority building control as all three bodies would need to be involved in the new building safety regime. The fire and rescue service would be responsible for checking higher risk residential buildings had safe access…
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