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Building a Safer Future announces first tranche of companies to be awarded BSF Champion status

Building a Safer Future has announced the first group of organisations to be awarded BSF Champion status, having successfully completed its new building safety culture change assessment scheme.

The BSF Champion assessment process gives companies detailed insight into their existing leadership and culture around building safety and equips them with actionable data and practical tools to help review and upgrade processes, driving meaningful and measurable improvement in leadership and culture around building safety, and in doing so, help rebuild public trust.

Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group commented:

“Every journey of culture change starts with an open and honest assessment of where you are today. All of the companies who have achieved Champion status have shown the courage to look at themselves and understand the steps they need to take to improve and are now embarked upon that journey. Their leadership and the benefits they can demonstrate already from setting out on this journey should be a wake-up call to everyone else to get onboard.”

Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future, commented:

“I want to congratulate the companies achieving Building a Safer Future Champion status today. You can take real pride in the leadership you are showing in committing to a journey of continuous improvement in building safety. You have taken meaningful action instead of waiting for regulations to change, which should encourage many more organisations in the industry to follow the excellent example you are setting. I wish you all well on your continuing journeys.”

Status Awards were presented to the successful companies at the Culture Change in Construction: Leading Building Safety Conference that was jointly hosted by UK Construction Week, Building a Safer Future and the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) on Thursday 23rd March. This high-level one-day conference focused on showcasing and sharing learning and best practice from companies at the forefront of driving culture change in their organisations through the BSF Champions programme.

Building a Safer Future (BSF) is a non-profit organisation committed to raising standards in building safety and to support required culture change in the built environment industry.

Companies can apply to participate in the BSF Champions programme by visiting the Building a Safer Future website on and completing the application form, or alternatively they can email

Organisations that have achieved Building a Safer Future Champion status include:

  • Barratt Developments Plc
  • Galliford Try
  • Hill Holdings Ltd
  • Martin Arnold Ltd
  • MHS Homes
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Orion Fire Engineering Ltd
  • Persimmon Homes Ltd
  • Salix Homes