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President Response: Grenfell Tower Disaster

16/06/2017 - 08:53AM

We wanted to acknowledge the terrible disaster that happened in London yesterday morning. APS President Bobby Chakravarthy was available for comment:

"It is vital to design and construct properties to ensure, as far as practicable, the health and well-being of construction workers and, subsequently, everyone living and working in the buildings we put up. Any loss of life is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with the bereaved, the injured and those who have lost their homes. 

The Association for Project Safety looks for ways to reduce deaths, injuries and ill-health associated with construction. The APS will seek ways for good design to contribute to reducing risks when refurbishing tower blocks. We will work with professional partners and regulators to see what additional training or new regulations are needed to ensure there is never another Grenfell Tower disaster."