Government Praise for Trafford Housing Trust’s Building Safety

The chair of a government industry safety group has praised Trafford Housing Trust (THT) for their response to building safety following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017.

by Craig Brownsell | 06/04/21

The chair of a government industry safety group has praised Trafford Housing Trust (THT) for their response to building safety following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017.

 

Dame Judith Hackitt, who led the independent review of building regulations and fire safety post-Grenfell, has written to THT commending them for their approach to building and fire safety, and in particular the introduction of building safety managers. In 2018 the Trust established a new, dedicated Building Safety Team, becoming one of only a small number of social housing providers to have a specialist team.

 

In her letter to the Trust, Dame Hackitt, chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group, says she was “so impressed by what we heard from you, that I have already begun to use you as an exemplar when talking to others.  We have heard from others that the role of Building Safety Manager may prove to be difficult but your positive approach to this suggests otherwise!”

 

Commenting on the success of the introduction of safety managers, the letter continues by asking whether the Trust could “share best practice … and second your Building Safety Managers to other organisations?”

 

Dame Hackitt concludes by stating “I once again commend you for the great work you have done so far and the example that you are showing for the rest of the industry.”

 

Larry Gold, CEO of Trafford Housing Trust, said: “The safety and security of our customers is our number one priority, so it was a great testament to the work that the teams have carried out over the last few years to be praised by someone of Dame Hackitt’s stature and experience.  We will continue to invest in new measures and methods to keep improving our building and fire safety procedures.

 

“An example of our industry-leading approach to fire safety came last year when we became the first organisation in the UK to achieve a new British Standard in fire safety: the recently introduced BS9997 standard was awarded after our Fire Risk Management Systems passed a rigorous series of inspections.”

For all media related enquiries please contact:

Craig Brownsell
craig.brownsell@traffordhousingtrust.co.uk
07436 631487

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