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Tower block fire safety report launched

Published: Tue, 30 Jan 2018
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Independent Reference Group into fire safety in Housing Executive tower blocks.
Independent Reference Group
Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June, the Board of the Housing Executive asked that an independent group should be established to review the cladding systems used on four of its residential tower blocks.
This review was then extended to look at all aspects of fire safety in the organisation’s 33 tower blocks and take into account any lessons from the Grenfell fire.
The group was chaired by Professor Alastair Adair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University, and made up of officers from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, Building Control, the Housing Executive, the Department for Communities and the Department of Finance. The main findings of the report have been shared with the Housing Executive Board, tenant representatives and political representatives.
The press release about the report’s publication is here:
The main report is here:
The appendices of the report are here: