We’ve recently seen the Scottish Lib Dems suggest we copy failed schemes to improve student teacher recruitment and to reduce child obesity. As another tower block in London burns, surely they think we should copy English building regulations to prevent fires:
The Scottish changes then go further than the incoming English regulations, outlining a more comprehensive series of measures designed to improve building safety broadly. In the same vein as the controls on combustible materials, the Scottish regulations will makesprinkler installation mandatory in flatted accommodation, larger multi-occupancy dwellings, and places that deliver care. They will also introduce measures to improve evacuation procedures, including the requirement for sound alerts and two escape stairways in all new high-rise residential buildings, and create specific fire safety guidance for the people that live in them.
For more on the other two bright ideas see: