The ‘power grab’ is an act of immorality by the major Building Construction Bodies who continue to pretend they are experts in fire, as many fake Fire Engineers from their ranks are also doing. Low level fire consultants who are simply poor standard are grabbing the money, they are incapable of making such serious judgments on this matter. The Bodies are going to train 200 of these non-fire experts a month to resolve the huge shortfall in fire experts in the UK. Who are they kidding? Meanwhile the housing sector does not know who to believe.
The fire experts in this country come from those with years of experience, training and knowledge, not from the Building construction agencies, but from a handful of real ex operation and serving Fire Engineers who have fought real fires. There are still great operational people out there, but they are not fire safety trained and are not Fire Engineers either. This trend follows years of underfunding and lowering of standards at the large fire training colleges to a point where few senior officers are given that higher standard of training to take command of larger fires.
The new HSE team will be formed by who? What background of incompetence will they have?
Did the situation just get worse after yet another massive shock about false BS 8414 test data last week? This now places doubts about the insured value of thousands of buildings with the insulation installed under the now false test data evidence.
When will those with a voice speak up about what is safe and inherently correct, not simply cost and jobs for the boys.