HSE Inspects Cladding Projects on Tall Buildings

Advice to Inspectors published on fire risk during work on tall buildings

HSE has announced that the regulator is undertaking a series of inspections of removal and replacement of Aluminium Composite Material cladding projects on tall buildings.

The focus of the visits will be on fire safety, though other matters of evident concern found will also be dealt with during the inspections.

Technical Note now available

HSE has produced a sector Technical Note for construction division inspectors at Appendix 1 of its operational guidance on Managing fire risk during cladding and insulation removal and replacement on tall buildings.

The note is focused on fire matters which is also useful for clients, managing agents, designers and contractors involved in planning, procuring and undertaking the work.

HSE advise, “If you are engaged in such work, you are strongly advised to read and follow the guidance in the note, which supplements the guidance in HSG 168 – Fire safety in construction.”