Background on RAAC management information

Background on RAAC management information

From our colleagues at Barbour EHS.

This guidance has been updated to include a list of education settings with confirmed reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has been added, along with background details of the management information.

The document provides data on the education settings confirmed to contain RAAC and mitigations in place.

RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete which was used in schools, colleges and other building construction from the 1950s until the mid-1990s.

DfE contacted the bodies responsible for all state-funded schools, school nurseries and FE colleges in England in 2022 to ask whether they had any confirmed or suspected cases of RAAC in their buildings (or to confirm there was no suspicion of RAAC) via a questionnaire.

If they have not done so already, responsible bodies are requested to complete the DfE questionnaire on RAAC.

Department for Education
September 2023

Please click on the url below for the full document:

Background on RAAC management information


Our Comment

The ‘RAAC Discussion’ is very topical currently and this guidance will support school leaders in introducing remediation strategies covering short term needs and longer term improvements.



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