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FIS signs Building a Safer Future Charter

Published: 10 March 2021 - Neil Mead

Finishes and Interiors Sector has signed the Building a Safer Future Charter. The Charter is designed to encourage a proactive response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future Review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

 

The Charter was originally conceived and created by a group of ‘Early Adopters’ comprising local authorities, contractors, housing associations and property developers, with the support of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

FIS CEO, Iain McIlwee stated: “FIS has opted to become a Registered Signatory of the Building a Safer Future Charter in our own right and help encourage our members to do the same, because change isn’t just about what we do, but is absolutely about what we all can achieve together. FIS has committed significant resource to a number of workstreams organised by Government and the Industry to support the structural and cultural change that will help us to realised a better and safer sector. As part of this ongoing commitment it was a natural next step for FIS to sign the Building a Safer Future Charter. 

"We recognise change isn’t just about what we do as individual businesses or even as the Finishes and Interiors Sector Community, but how we collaborate more effectively with the widest possible construction sector. Becoming a Registered Signatory it is about looking inward, listening and taking that next vital step towards delivering the culture and behavioural change required in relation to the Charter’s objectives around building safety.  In confirming our support as a Registered Signatory, we will now be working to ensure that we embed the principles of the Charter into our activities.”

To find out more about the Building a Safer Future Charter, click here

To mark the signing FIS is hosting a webinar on the 18 March with Amanda Long, CEO of Considerate Constructors Scheme who have been tasked with managing the Building a Safer Future Charter.  This complimentary webinar looks at the how the Building Safety Charter works and why companies in the Finishes and Interiors Sector should consider signing up.  Register to attend here.

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