The BIFM -- a professional body for facilities management -- had welcomed Hackitt's calls to improve the competence of people who are involved in the design, construction, refurbishment, occupation and maintenance of buildings because it "recognises the key role facilities managers play in life safety".
The institute said it wants to ensure that facilities managers have access to "high quality training and professional development that can certify their competency to uphold the highest standards of life safety in the buildings they manage".
BIFM's Life Safety Working Group (LSWG), which participated in the independent review team's work and fed into its final recommendations, will be involved in creating a specific competency programme for facilities managers.
LSWG chair, Rob Greenfield, said: "Given the vital role that facilities managers can and do play in ensuring high standards of life safety in buildings, it's important to strengthen the competency of those involved.
"My experts group will lead work to develop a dedicated accreditation programme for a specific facilities management standard as a first step in ensuring that facilities management best practice plays a part in the response to Hackitt."