Tragic events in London

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Words cannot express how saddened we are at the shocking events in Kensington this week. Our thoughts are with all those affected. 

Many of our members work in construction and have dedicated their careers to enhancing the built environment and ensuring the safety of others. To see somewhere that should have provided a safe, secure environment become such a danger fills us with abject horror. 

We hope there will be a full, open and timely investigation into the causes of this tragedy both actual and in terms of the health and safety culture. Lessons must be learnt, and acted upon to ensure that, in the future, valuing people’s lives is always the first priority and that it is not limited to this building, but goes further to ensure that people's lives are not lost.