Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd has pledged its support to the 100% Hackitt campaign, an initiative which aims to ensure that all recommendations made in the Hackitt Review of fire safety and building regulations are fully implemented.
The 100% Hackitt campaign was launched by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to bring together key individuals and organisations from across the sector. Its rationale is to encourage the government to implement all 53 recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety report
Dean Wincott, Managing Director of Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, commented: “We are strong advocates of the 100% Hackitt initiative and encouraged to see the rapidly growing levels of support it has received from across the industry.
“The importance of improving fire safety cannot be over stated. Despite the recommendation in the Hackitt review that major changes are required, there is a risk that without pressure and support from the industry, regulations will not go far enough to prevent potential future tragedies and we fully support the recommendation of improved accountability, transparency and record keeping.”
Paul Everall, LABC Chief Executive said: “I welcome Langley’s commitment to 100% Hackitt. Dame Judith is clear the industry should be getting on with changing the way it does things. So we’re delighted so many like-minded organisations are working with us to do just that. The 100% Hackitt initiative is a space for everyone who wants to see systemic change in the construction industry and Langley’s support is a further sign the whole industry is getting behind it.”
Dean concluded: “The new regulatory framework laid out in the final Hackitt review report includes the creation of a new Joint Competent Authority that would monitor the design and construction of buildings to minimise safety risks. It also champions better procurement processes, greater enforcement powers and more rigorous product testing – important messages that resonate with Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, who responsibly put all products through demanding test processes to ensure that each one is suitably tested as part of a wide range of real-life scenarios.”