February 29, 2024

Equans, Project Four and Thomas Sinden successfully complete Building a Safer Future’s first champion assessment module

Building a Safer Future has announced the fifth tranche of organisations to complete Stage 1 in its building safety assessment scheme. Equans Regeneration Ltd, Project Four Safety Solutions and Thomas Sinden Ltd have been awarded the Certificate of Commitment and Progress – Building Safety Stage One: Leadership and Culture, having successfully achieved the minimum required standard in the Leadership and Culture assessment module.

Together with the second assessment module (Corroborating Elements), the BSF Champion process requires organisations to commit to putting building users first in an ongoing building safety journey. Organisations benefit from detailed insight into their existing building safety leadership and culture, equipping them with actionable data and practical tools to help review and upgrade processes and regain public trust following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Dame Judith Hackitt, long-term supporter of the BSF Champion process, and Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future Ltd

Equans Regeneration provides services including community regeneration and refurbishment, repairs, maintenance and housing development, Project Four supports Principal Contractors and projects in the role of CDM Advisor, and Thomas Sinden is a multi-disciplinary construction services provider based in London and the South East.

Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future, commented: “Equans, Project Four and Thomas Sinden should be proud of their completion of the Leadership and Culture module, and their achievement of the Stage 1 certificate, which illustrates and rewards their hard work and commitment to their building safety journey. I wish them well for Stage 2 and look forward to observing their progress over the coming months.”

Gary Townsend-Vila, Interim Chief Executive of Building a Safer Future, commented: “It’s great to see these three organisations with such different business functions stepping forward and completing the first module of the Champion assessment, reaping the rewards of an independent assessment of their leadership and culture in relation to building safety. We would like to see many more organisations following their example and registering to help build a safer future for everyone.”

Companies that go on to successfully complete the second module (Corroborating Elements) to the required minimum standard will be awarded full Building a Safer Future Champion status.

Building a Safer Future (BSF) is a non-profit organisation committed to raising standards in building safety and supporting required culture change in the built environment industry. Companies can apply to participate in the BSF Champions programme by visiting the Building a Safer Future website at www.buildingasaferfuture.org.uk and completing the application form*, or alternatively they can email [email protected]