In a rare insight into work that has taken place since the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017, Sir Ken Knight gave this year’s Worshipful Company of Firefighters Lecture. Political Correspondent Catherine Levin reports.
No travel was required for this year’s lecture, as Sir Ken Knight, introduced by Peter Holland, Chief Inspector for the Crown Premises Fire Safety Inspectorate, appeared via Zoom in front an audience of over 300 people from across the world. He spent 40 minutes talking about building fire safety, sharing knowledge and insight drawn from his unique place at the heart of the response to the Grenfell Tower fire as Chair of the Independent Expert Advisory Panel.
“My comments tonight are absolutely my own,” he explained. “They don’t necessarily represent the views of government or indeed the expert panel that I continue to Chair following the terrible tragedy where 72 people died.”
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