Sunday, 18 June 2017

Three-Quarters Of All UK Social Housing Blocks Found To Be 'Potentially Unsafe In A Fire' In 2011 Report

A report from 2011 warned that almost three-quarters of UK social housing blocks were potentially unsafe in a fire. As speculation mounts as to the possible cause of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London tenants of the 24-storey former council block have said they warned time and again that the building was a “catastrophic event” waiting to happen. Carried out when Grant Shapps was Housing Minister, the 2011 survey revealed that 75 per cent of managers responsible for maintaining social housing buildings were not certain their blocks had undergone a proper fire risk assessment. Read more on the Independent website.

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