Is it time to end the "cheap and cheerful" approach to fire safety?
The sickening pictures and accounts from the Grenfell Tower tragedy have rightly led to outrage. What went wrong? Were budget cuts part of the cause? ... and so on. So while we find out the facts, we need to address "the elephant in the room". When I first joined the fire industry in the 1980s, my boss at the time, Peter Frost (now sadly passed away) reminded me early on that anything to do with fire safety is a "grudge purpose". As with insurance and visits to the Dentist, n