The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) has issued a release re-stating its support for the Hackitt Review.
LABC says that reports of the Construction Industry Council’s response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future Report’ have suggested that LABC – like the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors – disagree with Dame Judith’s proposal to limit regulation of higher risk residential buildings to local authorities.
The organisation says that this is incorrect and LABC fully supports Dame Judith’s Final Report and all her recommendations.
Commenting Phil Hammond, LABC’s Managing Director, said, “LABC fully supports all of Dame Judith proposals – particularly in the need to end competition in the regulation and enforcement of higher risk residential buildings which has led to many dutyholders choosing their regulator on the basis of the least interference at the least cost. Our response called for the earliest possible implementation of all her recommendations using existing statutes and process and not waiting for further primary legislation.
“It is not surprising that commercial providers and some members of CIC disagree. Never-the-less, LABC has fully supported the wider membership of CIC and has taken a leading role in the Industry Response Group work on competency organised by CIC.”