2017-06-18 18:42:43 UTC
Whether those warnings were relevant would be for the coroner to judge.
The Grenfell Action Group, who regularly complained about the Tenant
Management Organisation responsible for maintenance and repair, weren't
complaining about the cladding or lack of sprinklers in the building, as
far as I can see.
January 2013 - warnings about obstructed routes for emergency vehicles
February 2103 - warnings about lack of testing for fire extinguishers
and emergency lighting system in the tower
March 2013 - the Fire Risk Assessment (including lack of a system for
testing extinguishers etc) still has not produced the desired urgent
response from the Tenant Management Organisation (TMO)
May 2013 - complaints about power surges that had caused electrical
appliances in flats to emit smoke. It is said that a single staircase
with no natural light is is the only emergency exit route from Grenfell
May 2013 - more complaints about continuing power surges
August 2013 - the power surge issue remains unexplained and unresolved.
November 2016 - dire warnings that only a catastrophic event would
expose the incompetence of their landlord, citing "terrifying power
surges caused by faulty wiring" and lack of fire safety instructions for
tenants. Mention is made of criticism of another block, Adair Tower,
without claiming that the same criticisms could be made of Grenfell Tower.