Building a Safer Future has announced the fourth group of organisations to be awarded its Certificate of Commitment and Progress – Building Safety Stage One: Leadership and Culture, having completed Stage 1 in its building safety assessment scheme.
The BSF Champion process gives organisations 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 and regain public trust following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Gravesham Borough Council, Quintain Ltd and Complete Technology Group are the latest completers of Stage 1 of the process. These organisations have committed to putting their residents and building users first in an ongoing building safety journey. Gravesham represents the first Local Authority to embark on the Champion assessment, whereas Quintain manages ten residential apartment buildings in Wembley Park, and Complete Technology Group works in partnership with landlords to deliver digital infrastructure for residents living in multi-dwelling units.
Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future, commented: “I am delighted to see Gravesham, Quintain and Complete Technology Group achieve the Stage 1 certificate. Successfully completing the first stage of the assessment is a real accomplishment that proves their hard work in prioritising building safety. We would like many more organisations to follow their lead in signing up for the process to take advantage of an independent eye appraising their building safety leadership and culture.”
Gary Townsend-Vila, Interim Chief Executive of Building a Safer Future, commented: “I would like to congratulate Gravesham Borough Council, Quintain Ltd and Complete Technology Group on their achievement. It’s great that these organisations are stepping forward and putting their residents’ safety first in progressing through the Champion process. Their commitment to building safety is setting a fantastic example to similar organisations, and I wish them well on their ongoing journey through Stage 2.”
Companies that go on to successfully complete the second module (Corroborating Elements) to the required minimum standard will be awarded full Building a Safer Future Champion status.
Building a Safer Future (BSF) is a non-profit organisation committed to raising standards in building safety and supporting required culture change in the built environment industry. They are hosting an exclusive programme of building safety workshops at UK Construction Week at the NEC in Birmingham on the 3rd and 5th October. The interactive workshops, chaired by expert Building a Safer Future Champions assessors, are designed for senior decision-makers, offering the opportunity to benchmark organisations’ building safety policy in relation to evolving BSA regulation. Spaces at the workshops are free of charge, however attendees must first register for UK Construction Week, and from there should contact BSF to book a space on a workshop session.
Companies can apply to participate in the BSF Champions programme by visiting the Building a Safer Future website at www.buildingasaferfuture.org.uk and completing the application form*, or alternatively they can email firstname.lastname@example.org