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Interim Phase 1 Recommendations for the Grenfell Inquiry

Interim Phase 1 Recommendations for the Grenfell Inquiry

Galea, Ed ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 (2019) Interim Phase 1 Recommendations for the Grenfell Inquiry. Technical Report. Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

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Abstract

On 15 January 2019, I was instructed by the Grenfell Inquiry to suggest a set of interim recommendations for consideration by the Chairman. They concern Fire Safety, Fire Fighting Procedures and Building Regulation, and are based on my current analysis of the evidence relating to the Grenfell Tower fire. It is understood that interim recommendations suggested by the Inquiry's experts, if accepted by the Chairman, may be made by the Chairman now or following completion of his Phase 1 report.

To be accepted for consideration, suggested interim recommendations should fall into one or other of the following two categories:
1. Recommendations that are so urgent that they should be made now and prior to the completion of his Phase 1 report. To fall into this category the recommendation must be one which is:
a) obvious in the light of the evidence which has been heard at Phase 1; and
b) so urgent on grounds of public safety that it should not be deferred until either the publication of his Phase 1 report or left to be addressed as a final recommendation at the end of Phase 2.
2. Recommendations which are based on the Chairman's findings and analysis in his Phase 1 report that should not be left to be addressed as final recommendations at the end of Phase 2.

In Section 2 I have set out a total of 42 interim recommendations that I believe comply with the first of the two selection criteria. However, I am aware that the Chairman may decide that it would be premature to make recommendations where he will be hearing further evidence on those matters and considering the issues in greater detail at Phase 2. In so far as this is the case, I put them forward as points to consider at Phase 2. I have arranged the recommendations in a logical sequence, rather than as a priority list. Throughout, I define and refer to 'high-risk' buildings as those clad, or partially clad, in combustible materials, in terms of the external cladding, the external insulation materials, or both.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grenfell Tower fire, Fire safety, Fire fighting procedures, Building regulations, Cladding
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA) > Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 14:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25970

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