An article published recently in the Guardian covered the end of the Grenfell enquiry ‘after 400 days’.
It was reported that Richard Millett KC, counsel to the inquiry, in his final statement said “Each and every one of the deaths that occurred in Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017 was avoidable”. You can read the full article here.
The item that resonated with us was that he accused the organisations involved in the refurbishment of spinning “a web of blame”, which was well presented in the graphic shown below. It brought home how fragmented the industry is, and without clear data structure, transparency and auditing, organisations can continue to offload blame to others.
When we consider interior passive fire products the industry is equally as fragmented. It brings to mind our own graphic representation of how our software creates a simple ‘workflow’ for everyone involved in the ‘chain of responsibility’ from the manufacture, installation and inspection, to the ongoing maintenance and monitoring of passive fire products. Our infographic also shows where the ‘responsible persons’ and other users sit within that path and how they are intrinsically linked (bottom section of the image above).
We are looking to help change the current fragmented approach to a structured digital process, where data can be shared and is accessible to the right people at the time they need it.