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23 Feb 20211 minute read

BBA proposes enhanced safety test for HRRBs

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BBA proposes enhanced safety test for HRRBs

Construction Manager reports that the British Board of Agrément (BBA) has set out a series of proposals for a new certification scheme, including enhanced testing of products, for Higher Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs).

The initiative, championed by recently appointed technical director Bill Hewlett, focuses on the role building product certification plays in meeting the higher safety standards required for HRRBs as identified in Dame Judith Hackitt’s 2018 report ‘Building a Safer Future’, produced in response to the Grenfell tragedy.

Hardy Giesler, BBA CEO, said, “Our objective is to generate a solution that has broad support across the many diverse stakeholders. The BBA will be working with Dame Judith, the Industry Safety Steering Group and the recently announced Construction Product Regulator to ensure a fit-for-purpose outcome with full industry backing.”

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