Tory Government cost-cutting plans would have removed requirement for sprinklers in new schools

grenfell_independent.jpgThe Tory Government has reportedly dropped plans to ease fire safety standards in new schools after the #GrenfellTowerfire, which killed at least 79 people.

The cost-cutting plans being consulted by the Department of Education (DoE) would have removed the requirement for sprinklers to be included in the design of new schools. But the Government has now U-turned on its plans.

A suggestion that "school buildings do not need to be sprinkler protected to achieve a reasonable standard of safety" is to be stripped out of the revised draft guidance, The Observer reported. [Read full article at]