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Building safety: independent expert advisory panel

Expert panel appointed to advise on immediate safety action following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The government appointed an expert panel to provide advice to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on immediate building safety measures following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The independent expert advisory panel, chaired by Sir Ken Knight, was established to recommend to the government any immediate action it thinks that the government should take that will improve public safety and help to identify buildings of concern.

The panel have a wealth of experience in fire and building safety, including testing processes, and are drawing in wider technical expertise as necessary to inform this advice.

The government is aware that councils and other building owners are also seeking clarification of actions they should take in relation to other buildings, those with materials other than Aluminium Composite Material. The expert panel will consider these issues after the systems tests are addressed.

Ann Bentley MBA MICE FRICS, Global Director of Rider Levett Bucknall, has been appointed to the panel from November 2017.

Documents

  1. Building safety: Independent Expert Advisory Panel’s statement on BS8414 test

    • Policy paper
  2. Building safety: independent expert advisory panel - terms of reference

    • Policy paper
  3. Government completes large-scale fire safety testing programme

    • Press release
  4. Latest large-scale government fire safety test result published

    • Press release
  5. Second wall cladding system passes latest government fire safety test

    • Press release
  6. Latest government large scale fire safety test results published

    • Press release
  7. Further results published from government’s fire testing programme

    • Press release
  8. Government fire safety testing programme continues

    • News story
  9. First systems test reaffirms actions for landlords

    • News story
  10. Ensure that recladding work meets building regulations advises expert panel

    • News story
  11. Expert panel recommends further tests on cladding and insulation

    • Press release
  12. Expert panel on safety meets for the first time

    • Press release
  13. Statement from the Independent Expert Advisory Panel: 30 June 2017

    • Press release
  14. Expert panel appointed to advise on immediate safety action following Grenfell fire

    • Press release
Published 11 December 2017
Last updated 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Independent Expert Advisory Panel’s statement on BS8414 test.
  2. First published.