22 Aug 2018

Grenfell disaster showed complancey costs lives - fire expert

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 22 August 2018

A visting British fire expert says international confusion over how to keep people in high-rise buildings safe from flames is putting lives in danger. Gary Strong of the Royal Institute of Chartered Buildings Surveyors is leading a push for international fire standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people in London 14 months ago. In this country there are ructions around using types of aluminium composite panels or ACP similar to what was on Grenfell. Mr Strong told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington the lesson from the UK is that no one can afford to take safety for granted.