High Rise - Low Safety
John Waite investigates the safety failures exposed in tower blocks following the deaths of six people in a high-rise fire in London.
John Waite presents the investigative consumer series.
The deaths of six people in a tower block fire in London in July 2009 have revealed poor to non-existent fire safety standards in some similar residential buildings. At many there was no fire risk assessment - one has even been condemned as too unsafe for people to live in. We reveal that it had been visited by the fire service on a regular basis because of broken lifts, yet only after the London fire did it become clear the building was unsafe.