Kingspan Group CEO Gene Murtagh on improving fire safety post-Grenfell

15 September 2017 Kingspan Team

What can we do to improve fire safety?

Fire safety is an extremely complex area. Any sensible assessment of what happened at Grenfell needs to consider a wide range of factors including building height, sprinkler installation, fire and smoke detection, means of escape, flammability of building contents, as well as the combination of materials used in exterior walls and internal finishes. Most critically of all it also needs to review and assess whether existing safeguards are being applied and overseen, before bringing in a lot of new ones.I believe there are four areas where changes could be made for the better. Read More