Dear Lord Greenhalgh,
Industry Safety Steering Group third report on culture change in the built environment industry and Government’s response
I write in relation to the recent Industry Safety Steering Group third report on culture change in the built environment industry and Government’s response.
Building a Safer Future and the Code for Construction Product Information are not for profit schemes, independently managed and focused on driving a culture of continuous improvement in relation to building safety within the industry. We welcome the focus set out in the ISSG report, and in your response, on the crucial need for culture change, and for that change to go further and faster. We also recognise the need to encourage further continued action to ensure that this is embedded as a priority right across the industry.
As recognised in the ISSG report, Building a Safer Future and the Code for Construction Product Information are approaches that support continuous improvement within the industry to drive forward in the key areas of leadership, culture, collaboration, responsibility and accountability. As seen in other sectors, they offer a tried and tested bridge, and practical means, for companies within the built environment to move from the current status quo to achieving and demonstrating the culture change required. The two schemes give companies the opportunity to be independently assessed, and then be recognised for real sectoral leadership.
The positive support from the ISSG and from Government for these initiatives has been and will continue to be an important element of successfully driving culture change and increasing the pace with which it is delivered. We are grateful for that support and stand ready to play our part in helping to deliver on the commitments to drive culture change.
We look forward to continuing to work together with Government, industry, and the ISSG to rebuild public trust in the built environment sector.
Building a Safer Future Ltd
Construction Product Information Ltd