Leading Midlands landlord whg has been selected to join a new sector-wide panel that will share its experiences with the housing sector on building safety.
The housing provider is one of 20 organisations from across the country chosen to sit on the new Building Safety national group.
The group, which has been put together by the National Housing Federation, aims to gather feedback from housing associations as the government explores ways of improving the safety of high rise housing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Members will discuss how to put into practice the new system of building regulations proposed by the Government as it implements the findings of the Hackitt Review – a review into building safety and fire regulations following the West London tragedy.
Paul Dockerill, Director of Energy and Programme Management, said: “We are delighted that our work around building safety has been recognised and has led to us to joining a sector-wide panel of safety practitioners.
“Housing associations play a vital role in making sure their buildings and customers are safe, and this group is a great opportunity for us to learn from each other, share practice and shape the sector’s work on safety.”
Since Grenfell whg has maintained joint visits to all 17 of its high rise blocks every six months with communication campaigns around fire and building safety. They are joined by West Midlands Fire Service who provide fire safety advice.
The Building Safety national group will meet four times a year, and will help the National Housing Federation work with housing associations as they implement the new regulations.