The enquiry is bound to

Submitted by Bill on 11 June 2018 - 11:51 am

The enquiry is bound to conclude that some, but not all, of the occupants could have been evacuated after the stay put policy had failed. The stay put principle depends on the compartmentalisation of the building being complete and intact, and the Brigade cannot be expected to assess that before it becomes obvious. however we have know since Lakenal House fire that we cannot rely on bland assurances from building owners that the as-built state has been preserved. When I lived in a tower block i would never have stayed put.