Peter Barker flags up some key issues identified in the Hackitt report as central to a more robust, transparent and efficient approach to fire safety and assurance in construction.

One of the key findings in the summary of the interim report on the review of building regulations and fire safety is, perhaps unsurprisingly, that the current regulatory system of ensuring fire safety in high rise and complex buildings is not fit for purpose. The report cites a number of reasons as to why this conclusion was reached….