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Why UK Government fire-safe cladding funds should be the catalyst for change in construction

Four years ago, very few people had heard of Grenfell Tower, in London UK. But the events of 14 June 2017 will be etched in our hearts and minds forever. 72 people lost their lives in a tragic fire that was started by a faulty fridge-freezer, but made much more devastating by the combustible cladding that covered the building’s exterior. Now, a new UK government funding initiative is finally compelling property owners to invest in fire-safe cladding on high rise buildings. But reducing this risk is just the start point. To prevent another Grenfell disaster and make health and safety a long-term priority, the construction industry needs greater accountability and traceability for every material used in the creation of commercial buildings. And Elecosoft is helping companies to achieve this using best practice from leading sectors.

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