Government news on building safety - 2 April 2020
UView messages, including the Government's response to the 'Building a Safer Future' consultation and wider initiatives to improve building safety now and in the future.
- The latest advice for owners of high-rise buildings - now combined into one advice
- Fire Safety in Buildings: Tips for Tenants and Tenants
- Free examination of your building's aluminum composites
The Ministry of Housing and Community Development (then MHCLG) developed the Building Safety Program to ensure that buildings are and remain safe and that people feel safe.
The government has already banned the use of flammable materials on the facades of high-rise buildings of 18 meters and above, and after checking their effectiveness, consultations are underway for a further significant extension of the ban, including lowering the threshold of 18 meters. up to 11 meters.
With the support of local fire and rescue services and an independent expert advisory group,DLUHCOwners are supported in taking immediate steps to ensure the safety of tenants and making decisions about necessary remedial work.
The program works with property owners, housing providers, schools, hospitals and the construction industry, including industry response teams.
Watchful Watch Relief Fund
December 17, 2020, Minister of Foreign AffairsAdvertiseA new £30m emergency fund will pay for the installation of sirens to remove or reduce reliance on alarm clocks in buildings over 18m with unsafe cladding systems.
Read an overview of the new fund
A guide to building codes and fire safety procedures
The Local Building Control Authority (LABC) in collaboration with the National Council of Fire Chiefs (NFCC) and the Advisory Association of Chartered Inspectors (ACAI) have developed procedural guidelines on how building control authorities can consult with fire and rescue services on plans construction works. ) in cooperation with the Fire Safety Program works in cooperation with the Regulatory Group.
The guidelines also cover measures to provide fire safety information.
The Ministry recommends that building control agencies follow these guidelines as good practice:
Guidelines on building regulations and fire safety procedures: Circular dated 15 July 2020
Safety tips for building owners, including fire doors
- Safety tips for building owners, including fire doors- January 20, 2020
Aluminum composite cladding
sInformation and advice on aluminum composite cladding.
Private sectorACMFoundation for clothing restoration
On May 9, 2019, the Secretary of State announced that the Government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe structuresACMCladding of private residential buildings of 18 meters or more at an estimated cost of £200 million.
viewProvide guidance to responsible entities that may apply for funding.
On 11 March 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Government would provide an additional £1 billion to fund the removal and replacement of unsafeACMCladding systems installed on high-rise buildings for private and public housing.
viewMore information about grants.
It's-ACMRemedies and the Building Safety Fund: Stakeholder Update
uThe latest developments in the Building Safety Fundand other measures related to the remediation of unsafe and unsafe problemsACMCladding of tall residential buildings was published on 04/07/2020.
It's-ACMDressing: Research Summary
Testing the fire resistance of cladding materials- These reports summarize the research conductedBrayView selected non-ACMClothing products. ONESimple English overviewit is on.
Prohibit the use of flammable materials
The government has banned the use of flammable materials in new high-rise buildings and is supporting local authorities in emergency repairs. seeMore details about the ban.
Government investigation of fire doors
The government is investigating the fire door industry over concerns about whether the level of pre-entrance fire doors meets the required performance standards.
sMore detailsRegarding government investigations and guidance for property owners and residents.
Municipalities and housing associations fund fire protection efforts
Building owners are responsible for funding fire safety measures for their buildings and should use available funds to achieve this.
We will consider lifting financial restrictions on local authorities that prevent them from carrying out vital jobs. This does not include general or building improvements outside this scope.
Under common legal obligations, any housing association that has doubts about its ability to pay the required fees must contact the public housing regulator as soon as possible to discuss the matter.
The government will keep these schemes under control.
System for evaluating the health safety of residential buildings
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a risk-based assessment tool that helps local authorities identify and prevent potential health and safety risks and hazards from any defects found in residential buildings.
uDodatak HHSRSit was created for practitioners to provide guidance (and enable more robust assessments) in the assessment of high-rise residential buildings with unsafe cladding.
New document on the approval of clarification B 2019
Approval document BBuilding regulations in England cover fire safety issues in and around buildings. It has been reworded to clarify its language and content to conform to the department's style guide for approved documents.
The notice is contained ineyePublished on July 5, 2019.
Proposal: Other fire safety issues
sinformation and adviceInformation for tenants, occupiers and building owners on other fire safety issues arising from the Grenfell Tower fire.
sInformation on changes to approved controller supervision schemes and new guidelines for assurance schemes.
Independent expert advisory group
Following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, the Government appointed a panel of experts, chaired by Sir Ken Knight, to advise housing on the immediate steps needed to ensure building safety and help identify buildings as safe, communities and local government for advice. concern. On September 5, the group's mandate was expanded to include other building safety issues.
Team members have extensive experience in fire and construction safety, including testing processes, and draw on wider technical expertise as needed to advise government.
The Government is aware that municipalities and other building owners are also seeking clarification on what actions they should take in relation to buildings with other cladding systems. The expert committee will consider these issues after the system test is resolved.
sdetailsThe work of the independent expert advisory group.
Dame Judith Hackett's Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
The independent review of building regulations and fire safety was led by Dame Judith Hackett. Its purpose is to make recommendations to ensure that:
- Sufficiently healthy regulatory system in the future
- Residents believed that the buildings they lived in were safe and still are
Reviews building and fire safety regulations and their compliance and enforcement with a focus on high-rise mixed-use buildings.
Urequest for proofPosted on September 12, 2017; Andsemi-annual reportPosted on December 18, 2017.summary reportPublished on May 17, 2018.
Building a more secure future: An implementation plan published on 18 December 2018, responsesemi-annual reportifinal proposalindependent review.
The government published an advisory opinion on reforms,Building a safer future, in June 2019.Hearing responsePublished on 2 April 2020, it outlines the government's plans to introduce the biggest change to building safety in a generation. The new system will ensure the safety of residents only after the announcement of a DKK 1 billion fund in the budget. pounds to remove unsafe cladding from tall buildings.
Industrial Safety Steering Group
Chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt, Industrial Safety Steering Group (ISSG) to support and challenge the industry to help create meaningful change in construction safety practice and culture.
The intersectoral expert group meets every other month. see Project task of the industrial safety management group(PDF,220 KB,3 sides）.
The group announced itsSecond Report on the Findings of the Industry Progress Survey on Cultural Change. The government reacted to the report and published itLetter from the Minister for Building and Community Safety to Judith Hackitt, ISSG President.
copy oftheir first reportTheir findings on cultural change and industrial promotionletterFrom the Minister of Housing to the Chairman of the BoardISSG, Dame Judith Hackitt, July 2019.
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Published on July 20, 2017
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Added information about the information fund.
Added information on revised procedural guidance on how building control authorities negotiate building work plans with fire and rescue services.
Updated Featured Links: April 2 Building Security Update Summary; COVID-19: Commitment to ensure continued necessary building safety improvements; Solutions and COVID-19: Creating security updates.
Added links to non-ACM apparel research summaries. Added links to Non-ACM Building Safety and Rehabilitation Funds: Stakeholder Update.
Added section on non-ACM building repairs.
Added building safety tip for property owners, including fire doors (this consolidates the previous 22 tips).
Added information about the Industrial Safety Management Group.
Added more information about banning flammable materials.
Added information about the government's fire door investigation.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - End of October 2018.
Added letter in response to letter from Senator Steve Reed and others regarding building safety by declaring a ban on the use of combustible materials on the facades of tall buildings.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release – October 2018
We have added recommendation note 19. This is a recommendation for owners of buildings that contain fancy panels/window panels/infills.
Added Bulletin 32 - Public Funding for the Replacement of Unsafe Clothing - 17 October 2018.
Added fire door test letter. Added link to post from October 1: Government announces new housing measures.
Added advisory note 18 - Advice for owners of buildings partially using aluminum composite material (ACM) cladding systems - 28 September 2018.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - September 2018.
Added recommendation 17 on how to test and classify composite fire door assemblies.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - August 2018.
Added 23rd letter to local authorities regarding recent fire door testing issues.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - July 2018.
Added "Bulletin 27 - Acceleration of action plan for renovation of private high-rise residential buildings covered with ACM" and Building Safety Plan: monthly data release - June 2018.
Added "Note 26 - James Brokenshire issues advice on banning flammable clothing".
Added letter to council and housing association chief executives regarding funding for the removal and replacement of ACM cladding systems in high-rise buildings in the public housing sector.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - May 2018.
Bulletins 23, 24 and 25 added after the final Hackitt Review was published; added a 20th letter to local authorities, urging them to pay particular attention to clothing issues when inspecting homes in their area.
Added Tip 16: Advice to Property Owners Regarding Warranties and Replacement of Level Entry Fire Doors.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - April 2018.
Information added to this section: Advice for tenants affected by fire protection activities
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - March 2018.
Added Building Safety Program: Monthly Data Release - February 2018.
Added tip note 15 - Tips for building owners on exterior wall systems.
Updated Building Safety Program page; added "Information for Landlords and Owners of High Rise Residential Buildings Using ACM Linings."
The deadline for organizations to submit information about the building has been extended until November 10, 2017.
Added a legal clarification letter, a new updated burden estimate letter, and a letter from Tamara Finkelstein to private homeowners seeking information about their buildings.
Added update on temporary mitigations needed to repair clothing.
Added updates and extensive tips for owners after mass testing.
Added fire test report: DCLG BS 8414 Test no. 6; additional advice to owners: test the large wall system 6.
Added fire test report: DCLG BS 8414 Test no. 7 and Tips for Building Owners: Test 7 Large Wall Systems.
Added fire test report: DCLG BS 8414 Test 5 - and advice for building owners: Large Wall System Test 5.
Added fire test report: DCLG BS 8414 Test 4 and advice to owners: Large Wall System Test 4.
Added fire test report: DCLG BS 8414 Test 3 and advice to owners: Large Wall System Test 3.
Added - 03/08/2017 - Fire Test Report: DCLG BS 8414 Test no. 2.