Workplace Report July 2021

Health & safety news

Video marks Grenfell anniversary

In a video produced to mark the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster on 14 June, FBU firefighters’ union general secretary Matt Wrack urged the government to end the building safety crisis. There are still thousands of buildings with exactly the same cladding as Grenfell, he said, endangering fire crews as well as residents. The union also highlighted a Guardian newspaper analysis showing that more than 70 schools are likely to have been clad in combustible plastic foam insulation that is banned from use on residential buildings.