The 21st July 2022 was the final day of evidentiary hearings at the Grenfell Inquiry. Attending that hearing changed me. I’ve struggled over the last months to articulate this and am only beginning to understand and confront the implications of what I heard.
The role of civil servants before the Grenfell Tower fire is important because it highlights deficiencies within the highest levels of the civil service. MHCLG civil servants seem to have responded to ministerial pressures by degrading their working practices until they became unrecognisable to those who worked in government 20 or 30 years ago.
Background Systemic failings in governance, accountability and the role of political agendas are integral to understanding the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Given the extraordinary evidence we have seen in the Grenfell… Read more Grenfell: Governance, Accountability and Political Agendas →
Watch the BBC Newsnight documentary Grenfell: The 21st Floor.
LBC’s James O’Brien speaks to Ed Daffarn the author of the blog that predicted a catastrophic event at Grenfell.
A technical analysis of what happened at the Grenfell Tower Fire.
This report looks objectively at the design of the cladding system and the way in which it was installed, whilst explaining some of the evidence heard at the Inquiry.
The coverage of the conservative vote against the Grenfell Recommendations is missing the point.
Evidence by main contractor #Rydon at the #Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals the narratives used to silence the voices of residents.
Grenfell, COVID-19 and Learning. Will we learn? Risk Guru podcast.
This blog explores the Cummings’ crisis through the lens of a failure to attend to and restore an unwritten psychological contract in the aftermath of catastrophic events.
Rather than asking ‘how can we ‘move on’ from the Cummings’ crisis?’ those in power might instead seek to understand what a country in grief needs from them, to understand what it would take to restore the psychological contract and build trust.
A timeline of the first 35 minutes of the Grenfell Tower Fire.
What lessons are there for us to learn from week 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 2 details and background.
Recent decisions about Benita Mehra, Gavin Barwell and Robert Jenrick are perplexing in the symbolic dissonance with the intent for learning and change.
Key facts surrounding the departure of the LFB Commissioner.
Grenfell Tower, Phase 1 Report, Systemic Change, Learning. The one question it must answer.
In preparation for the publication of the Phase 1 report, I’ve attempted to pull together some key facts about the Inquiry. Please forgive any errors or omissions. I look at:… Read more The Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Key facts… →
LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton said that preparing for Grenfell would be like a space shuttle landing on the shard. This article explores why this statement is problematic.
It looks at the failures of the LFB to understand and mitigate catastrophic risk and to create a learning culture.
Transcript of Prof Torero speech – the real lesson of Grenfell. Accountability, complexity
Grenfell Never Again. Transcript of speech given at Fire Brigade Union event at the Labour Party Conference.
BBC Radio 4 Beyond Today Podcast. Gill Kernick with Matthew Price and Kate Lambe.
Summary of the expert evidence heard at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in November 2018.
Uploading a blog Martin Stanley and I wrote in September 2017. I believe this thinking will be important for Phase 2 of the Grenfell Public Inquiry.
The first submission I made to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Arguing for including the thinking of Major Accidents in understanding what happened at Grenfell.