The £1 billion Building Safety Fund to remove combustible non-ACM cladding from buildings above 18 metres is likely to be only enough to cover a third of the 1,700 buildings that need remediation, warns a parliamentary committee.
Dame Judith Hackitt and the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) are being called on to support “appropriate life safety competence requirements for professions, trades and stakeholders across the built environment sector”.
The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has written to the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, asking for a meeting to discuss several issues that are germane to the cleaning sector and the recovery from coronavirus.
A senior planner has said that building managers and landlords should make use of atriums and breakout areas as a way to create more space in workplaces when they reopen to help building users stick to social distancing rules.
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is requesting that employees of manufacturers and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products be eligible for priority testing for the coronavirus.
An independent survey of more than 900 decision-makers across UK business has found that two fifths (39 per cent) of firms were not in a position to use technology supporting remote working when the lockdown was announced in March.