Call for Evidence on Product Information Post Grenfell

SINCE THE publication of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt following the Grenfell Tower fire, the UK construction industry and fire sector have been working to keep up with new regulations set as a result.

In an attempt to help combat another tragedy from happening, the Construction Products Association (CPA) has established a “Marketing Integrity Group” to specifically address Chapter 7 of the report, which challenges how product information is made available to the wider supply chain.

In order to inform its work further, the CPA’s Marketing Integrity Group has issued a ‘Call For Evidence’ seeking responses from across the supply chain.

Areas of interest covered by the survey are:

  • Ease of finding information
  • Product substitution
  • Completeness and correctness of information
  • Products as part of a system, or use in a variety of applications

CPA Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, Peter Caplehorn, commented: “The evidence base we are seeking will be a vital contribution to our work on reform post-Grenfell Tower fire. The survey results will help us make recommendations to ensure that consistent, unambiguous and clear product information on construction materials is made available to the wider supply chain. We need no reminder of how important this information is and I encourage as many responses to the survey as possible.”

The survey will remain open until 5 April 2019. To complete the Call For Evidence survey, please click here.

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