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CIOB becomes a Corporate Supporter of Building A Safer Future

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has become a Corporate Supporter of Building a Safer Future, with the aim of encouraging its members to engage with BSF as a resource to assist them in their building safety improvement journeys.

As a leading professional body in the construction industry with strategic goals of driving innovation, sustainability and ethical practices, CIOB provides a range of services to support individuals and organisations to shape the future of the built environment.

Building a Safer Future’s commitment to driving positive building safety culture change has been recognised by the CIOB with their new Corporate Supporter status, with organisations encouraged to consider becoming a Registered Signatory of the BSF Charter, and to embark upon the BSF Champion assessment.

The BSF Champion assessment 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.

Eddie Tuttle, Director of Policy, External Affairs and Research at CIOB, commented:

“Safety must always be the top priority for our industry which has a responsibility not only to those people it employs, but the people it builds for. While building safety has advanced there is still much to do and we are delighted to be working alongside Building a Safer Future to drive positive change. Such partnerships are important to enhance quality and safety in the built environment sector which a key theme in our current Corporate Plan.”

Gary Townsend Vila, Interim Chief Executive of BSF commented:

“We are delighted to formalise our strategic partnership with the CIOB, with whom we have so many shared goals in supporting organisations to drive positive building safety leadership and cultural change. We are looking forward to working with them to support organisations advance their approach to building safety and reduce their risk profile – this is just the beginning of the work we will be doing together in this area.”

The CIOB and BSF intend to explore opportunities for further alignment and collaboration, and promote the benefits of engaging with BSF at both Registered Signatory and Champion status.

Companies can apply to either become a Registered Signatory of the BSF Charter or participate in the BSF Champions programme by visiting the Building a Safer Future website on www.buildingasaferfuture.org.uk and completing the application form, or alternatively emailing alexander.caller@buildingasaferfuture.org.uk