DHF (Door and Hardware Federation) has welcomed recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’s final report, published on 17 May.
“We wholeheartedly support the proposals set out in Dame Judith’s final report, particularly pertaining to the development of a clearer, more transparent and more effective specification and testing regime of construction products,” said DHF’s CEO, Bob Perry. “We are particularly pleased that specific duties are now to be assigned to clients, designers and contractors. The need for the information flow to be improved with requirements for a digital record, a fire and emergency file, and a construction control plan is encouraging. As too is the need for clearer accountabilities and obligations from both the residents and the newly appointed duty holders. All points we were campaigning for in the industry call for evidence were listened to and we are happy to see these points in Dame Judith’s report.”