TTF signs up to Building a Safer Future Charter

21 May 2021

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has joined major contractors, housing providers, local authorities and trade bodies in helping to change the culture around building safety.

The TTF has taken the step of becoming a Registered Signatory to the Building a Safer Future Charter, which is a proactive response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future Review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The Charter is administered by a not-for-profit independent organisation, set up to encourage collaboration, drive change, and ultimately to transform the culture around building safety.

“As the TTF and TRADA move further towards integration under the banner of Timber Development UK, which will bring suppliers and specifiers under the same body, we will be in an authoritative position to enact our Commitments under the Charter, particularly in collaborating to spearhead culture change and become the voice of building safety across our sector,” said David Hopkins, CEO of the TTF.

Becoming a signatory to the BSF Charter underlines the TTF’s commitment to product safety, accurate product information (through its active engagement with the Code for Construction Product Information), and standards of Competence, (through its involvement the post-Grenfell Working Group 12, Construction Products Competence).

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