In this Briefing Note we consider the safety requirements for routine access required for plant or premise maintenance, inspections etc. It is critically important to make sure that access to the place of work on the roof is safe, and the risks associated with working at height have been addressed.
In this Briefing Note we thought it would be helpful to provide a summary update of key changes / fire news items which have been published in the previous few weeks. The three topics we have chosen include: • Fire Safety: Approved Document B
• Improved fire safety for new flats and social homes (Scotland)
• Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Building Safety Bill
On 21st November 2020, The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued a press release advising that owners of flats in buildings without cladding will no longer need an EWS1 form to sell or remortgage their properties.
The main points from the press release are discussed here.