From: Department for Communities and Local Government
Published: 20 July 2017
Last updated: 6 September 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has established the Building Safety Programme to identify buildings which are of concern through a thorough checking and testing process.

With the support of local fire and rescue services and a panel of independent expert advisers, DCLG is supporting landlords in taking immediate steps to ensure the safety of residents and in reaching decisions on any necessary remedial works.

The programme is working with housing providers, schools, hospitals and industry to develop building solutions and a co-ordinated approach to deliver those solutions.

The programme is advised by an independent expert advisory panelestablished to recommend to the government any immediate action it thinks the government should take that will improve public safety and help to identify the buildings of concern.

DCLG are also working closely with an industry response group of representatives from across the construction, manufacturing and architectural sector to develop and co-ordinate the approach for any necessary remedial work.