A Higher Bar – the third report from the Competence Steering Group published 

A new report from The Competence Steering Group (CSG) - A Higher Bar - Achieving a Competence-led Built Environment – is urging industry to embrace new standards and frameworks and sets out the Group’s future.

The CSG, the cross-sector group charged with raising standards for those working in safety-critical occupations, is urging companies and individuals to adopt new competence practices and measures for a safer built environment. 

The report sets out the significant steps being made across the built environment and fire sectors in improving skills, knowledge, and behaviours to drive culture change and improve the safety of buildings. GAI is delighted to have contributed to this publication through its involvement in WG7 (Designers) and WG12 (Construction Products). 

Douglas Masterson, GAI Technical Manager, said: “The GAI is proud to have been involved in such a prestigious industry document. Our membership of Competence Steering Group and WG7 (Designers) as well as being co-chair of WG12 (Construction Products) has afforded us the ability to represent our members across all levels of the competence agenda. We look forward to being involved in the new Industry Competence Steering Group for many years to come.”

In addition the report details the next steps for the CSG, as it looks to accelerate the roll out of the new competence requirements and systems across the built environment workforce.

A Higher Bar can be downloaded here for free, hard copies can be pre-ordered here.