Ensuring the mistakes of Grenfell are not repeated…


Is my building safe? What systems are in place to keep my building safe? Are safety systems properly maintained? How can we help to keep our building safe?

Building Safety Crisis

The Grenfell Tower tragedy on 14th June 2017 exposed a series of major flaws in the design, construction and management of residential buildings. The political and regulatory response to Grenfell has led to a national Building Safety Crisis. An estimated 3 million innocent residents are now affected and a concerted effort, delivered urgently and at scale, is needed to restore trust in the system and guarantee safety for all residents.

Legislation – The draft Building Safety Bill 2020

Every day more buildings join the Building Safety Crisis and more residents become aware that they are impacted. The only way to solve this crisis is for Residents, Building Managers, Regulators, Government and other key stakeholders to come together and jointly develop solutions.

Following on from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future report, we believe a positive step-change in Building Safety can only be achieved for every building through the smart use of technology.

Dame Judith calls this technology the ‘Golden Thread’ and our mission at the Building Safety Register is to develop the conversation around this concept and drive the adoption of Digital System of Record (DSoR) technology to make buildings safer.

To reverse the Building Safety crisis we need to make all buildings safer. We need to do this quickly and at the lowest possible cost. This may involve removing cladding, fitting fire alarms or implementing waking watch, but ultimately the solution lies in Transparency in Building Safety…

“The tragic circumstances of Grenfell and the subsequent Hackitt inquiry identified huge deficiencies in record keeping, data sharing and compliance. The Building Safety Register addresses all of these issues.”

– Gill Kernick, Fire & Life Safety Campaigner