Building Safety: Industry Safety Steering Group Report for the Secretary of State

Summary

The industry safety steering group (ISSG) was established to encourage culture change within the construction industry and to monitor broader industry’s progress on implementing the recommendations in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. Members of the ISSG have been consciously drawn from senior levels in a wide range of sectors including the oil and gas, civil aviation, financial and chemical engineering industries to challenge the construction sector’s current thinking and to offer adviceon how other sectors have addressed similar issues. The ISSG has committed to work together initially for two years. At that point, if the progress industry continues to make with culture change is slow and requires further work, the group will make recommendations on how to accelerate progress. The group will also discuss whether the ISSG should have an ongoing role in supporting the industry to drive forward change where it is needed.

This report focusses on a number of themes the ISSG has reviewed todate; competence, industry culture change and leadership, procurement and construction products. It provides details of the ISSG’s findings from our engagement with industry players including the Construction Leadership Council, the Industry Early Adopters, members of the Competence Steering Group and the Crown Commercial Services. The reports also provides details on the ISSG’s observations on industry’s progress embedding the recommendations in the Independent Review and movig forward with culture change.

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