The CFMEU WA has been included as part of an Audit Stakeholder Group to provide information on the use of non-conforming cladding products on WA Buildings – under the auspices of the WA Building Commission.
The union and its members are on the coalface every day with major building projects in WA and is in a unique position to impart knowledge and information on products such as those used in the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.
We look forward to providing any assistance we can to ensure similar products which may exist in the WA marketplace are identified and to help ensure their use does not spread throughout the WA Building Industry.
The Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, Mr Bill Johnston MLA, announced in Parliament that the Building Commission and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) will work together to assess the circumstances of the Grenfell Tower fire and develop a coordinated response aimed at prevention of such fire events in this State. This was to include identifying high risk buildings, including older refurbished high rise apartment buildings. The CFMEU will remain vigilant on this issue and will provide updates of any developments going forward. If anyone has any suspicions or information in relation to non- conforming cladding products in WA please contact the union Occuaptional Health and Safety Officer Bob Benkesser on (08) 92286900 or email [email protected]