AXA responds to the Queen's Speech on building safety standards legislation

AXA-Director-of-Mid-Market-and-Customer-Risk-Management-Douglas-Barnett

AXA Insurance Director of Mid Market and Customer Risk Management Douglas Barnett has commented on the building safety standards legislation mentioned in the Queen’s Speech.

"AXA welcomes the Government's focus on building safety standards in the Queen's Speech today as it could bring significant and needed safety improvements. For too long there has been inconsistency in this area and we hope that this legislation will be made a priority so people can feel safe in their homes. As the Government works on the details of this new law, we hope Ministers will consider the proposals we’ve submitted in the recent consultation on building safety regulations. Fire risk assessors should hold appropriate third-party certification. Future safety regulations should apply to residential buildings of 18 metres or more (and not just from 30 metres), as well as any building housing vulnerable people. Communication with residents should be free of jargon. And implementation of safety measures should be enforced across the entire life span of buildings.

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