July 20, 2024

Mace completes stage 1 of building a safer future’s champion assessment

One of the UK’s biggest Tier 1 contractors – Mace Group – has completed Stage 1 (Leadership and Culture) of Building a Safer Future’s Champion assessment scheme.

The Champion assessment requires organisations to commit to putting building users first in an ongoing building safety journey and provides organisations 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 and enthusiastic supporter of the BSF Champion process, and Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future Ltd.

Mace has been awarded the ‘Certificate of Commitment and Progress – Building Safety Stage One’ in recognition of their successful completion of the first of the two Champion assessment modules.

Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future, commented: “It’s fantastic to see Mace coming through this first stage of the BSF Champion assessment. Their leadership is critical in bringing about change in the UK built environment industry. I congratulate them on their achievement of the Stage 1 certificate.”

Gary Townsend-Vila, Interim Chief Executive of Building a Safer Future, commented: “The holistic Building a Safer Future Champion assessment is crucially important as the key mechanism to support the industry to make the necessary culture shift in building safety. It’s great to see Mace successfully coming through Stage 1. I wish them well on their ongoing journey through Stage 2, and encourage other organisations, especially other Tier 1 contractors, to follow their excellent example.”

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]