Monday, 18 June, 2018

London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80

The US firm that supplied cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks The US firm that supplied cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks
Kenny Thornton | 28 June, 2017, 21:17

The panel appointed to "make all public and private buildings safe as quickly as possible" following the Grenfell Tower fire is to be chaired by a former chief fire and rescue officer who advised against retrospective fitting of sprinklers.

She added: "What we know is that it would be impossible for anyone to produce a list to show exactly who was at Grenfell Tower that night, that includes the people who were living there or who were visiting". Hundreds of other tall buildings are still being tested.

Regulations in force refer to insulation products and filler materials, but do not specifically state that cladding should be of limited combustibility, he said.

"It's an issue that has been continuing for many years, for decades, in terms of cladding being put up in buildings".

Many local officials and companies are now scrambling to remove similar cladding to prevent a similar tragedy.

Ninety five buildings across England have failed fire safety tests conducted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster that killed 79 persons earlier this month, 10 Downing Street said on Tuesday.

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But while HBC's housing stock does not exceed four storeys in height, and does not feature the same panels which were used to clad Grenfell Tower, the council undertook an urgent review of its fire risk assessments and construction methods as a precaution.

IF's report concluded: "The performance of PIR panels was not as would have been expected given their classification". Nine blocks have been re-clad in the last five years and the materials used are created to inhibit the spread of fire.

Hackney Council says the panels have been used in an "entirely different way" to the north Kensington tower and were implemented for aesthetic reasons.

The block is the only building on the estate where this type of cladding was found and. Additional fire safety measures are being introduced to the properties this week, including a 24-hour fire warden service.

"Until the Grenfell fire, many experts would have claimed that system has served us well", he said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the tragedy had "exposed the disastrous effect of austerity" and said: "Fewer inspectors, fewer building control inspectors, fewer planning inspectors - we all pay a price". "However, we are talking to the trusts and will work with them to reassure patients and visitors as required".

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