The remains of Grenfell Tower is posing no risk to the general public or those living and working close to the building.
The Grenfell Response Team (GRT) said movement in the building’s structure had been detected, but that this was fully expected following the intensity of the blaze on June 14.
Residents living close to the Grenfell Tower are on tenterhooks, with residents fleeing their homes in panic and confusion on Wednesday (July 5) when a fire alarm falsely sounded.
Sensors have been placed within the building to monitor its movement, with staff working in the burnt out shell twice leaving the site as a precaution.
A spokesperson said: “Grenfell Tower is continually being monitored for structural movement, to ensure the safety of those working inside the Tower and those living and working in the local area . There is no risk to the general public or those living and working close to the tower.
“The building is expected to move as it contracts following the intense heat of the fire. A threshold of five millimetres movement in any direction was agreed with the Health and Safety Executive and structural engineers, as well as the procedure for managing this occurrence.
“Sensors are spread across the building, primarily on the upper floors and these alert staff on site should the building move more than five millimetres in any direction.
“After the threshold is exceeded, staff must be withdrawn until the monitor shows the building had returned to its original position.
“The sensors have activated three times since being put in place.
“This has resulted in the withdrawal of staff twice and on the third occasion there were no staff on site.”
The GRT is made up from made up of representatives from central government, the British Red Cross, the Metropolitan Police, London-wide local and regional government and the London Fire Brigade.
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