A conscious unwillingness to learn from Grenfell

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.

Grenfell Never Again. Transcript of speech given at Fire Brigade Union event at the Labour Party Conference.

In another bizarre and ironic twist post-Grenfell, the MHCLG has issued a consultation on the proposed regulatory reform based on the Hackitt review. It calls for a stronger resident voice but fails to ensure this through the consultation process.

Summary of the expert evidence heard at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in November 2018.

Preventing catastrophic events such as the Grenfell Tower fire will require that we deepen our understanding of the nature of risk.

We cannot allow firefighters to be blamed for actions whilst those with accountability at senior levels in the fire brigade, government and contracting firms ‘seek refuge in a judicial cocoon’.