Grenfell Tower: The missing social dimension of fire regulations

By | 18th June 2017

…Fire safety cannot be left to engineers alone. It must start from questions about who is going to be living in this building and how are they going to use it. What will it take to minimize the risks of fire starting in the course of interactions between these occupants and this building? If the occupants change, the risks need to be reassessed. Social scientists need to step up and get involved rather than just bemoaning the consequences of poor processes…

 

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