Building Safety Act can help construction ‘right its wrongs’

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The Building Safety Act will bring about changes to culture on a scale never seen before, according to the CEO of Local Authority Building Control (LABC) in England and Wales.

Lorna Stimpson told a podcast hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) that the Act addressed several key areas that would help “put right the wrongs we’ve had for so many years in construction.”

“It is important that all construction professions act with integrity… It’s about doing the right thing, even when people aren’t watching you,” she told BESA chief executive David Frise during the first of a series of podcasts entitled ‘Behind the Built Environment’.

Stimpson explained that the Act was fundamentally about cultural change, which is often difficult to quantify. “It’s about people doing the right thing for the right reasons and putting safety

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