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Building a Safer Future Consultation

The next phase of implementation for the Hackitt review has arrived and there is a consultation phase running between 6th of June and 31st of July 2019.

The consultation seeks views on proposals for a new system of building and fire safety, with a particular focus at this stage on fire and structural safety in England.

The proposal is that the new building safety regime will be for buildings that are:

  • lived in by multiple households; and
  • 18 metres high (6 storeys) or more

The CIPHE is seeking the views of our members for inclusion in a response on behalf of the plumbing and heating industry. If you would like to contribute towards this, please send your considered opinions to Jerry Whiteley, Technical Manager at by Friday 5thJuly.

As a Plumber/Heating engineer, how might the changes affect you?

Below are some possible examples:

  • The changes to the use of certain types of materials in the construction process
  • Pipe routes and how they provide fire protection
  • Use of heat equipment
  • Insurance premiums
  • Accountability of your design and installation
  • Impact of continued service and maintenance requirements
  • Supplying adequate water for fire fighting
  • Competency to carry out the work

Listed below are several links to related consultation documents: