A third and final report from the Competence Steering Group urges industry to embrace new standards and frameworks and sets out the Group’s future.
The Competence Steering Group (CSG) was the cross-sector group charged with raising
standards for those working in safety-critical occupations in the wake of the Grenfell tower fire. Many Federation members contributed to its work and the CSG is urging companies and individuals to adopt new competence practices and measures for a safer built environment.
The report – A Higher Bar – Achieving a Competence-led Built Environment – sets out the significant steps
being made across the built environment and fire sectors in improving skills, knowledge, and behaviours to drive culture change and improve the safety of buildings.
New standards, competence frameworks, accreditation procedures and learning materials have been
developed by the CSG’s Working Groups and taken forward by the BSI and other bodies.
The report – CSG’s third – also sets out the next steps for the Group as it looks to accelerate the roll out of
the new competence requirements and systems across the built environment workforce.
Further details and a copy of the report may be had from the Construction Industry Council.