As a property owner or manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that external cladding is deemed sufficient for purpose, and that all risks have been considered. Outsourced property management providers are also at risk of being blamed for breaches in compliance. In our experience there is an avoidance of liability surrounding the current action plans in place.
With devastating effects of insufficient and uncompliant cladding recently seen across several high-rise buildings around the world it is imperative to gather the below information from your principle contractor and/or owner manual should this be available to you.
TIP: with a current industry focus on ACM cladding and its potential combustibility, have you considered other exterior fabrics that may also contribute to combustibility factors and fire stopping arrangements?
“From my experience working with many facilities management providers, there appears to be knowledge gap in the understanding and implications of the Fire Safety Order 2005. Unfortunately, some assume they are not the responsible party for fire safety. With 56 blocks in London alone still home to the exact same cladding as Grenfell Tower, facilities management providers have, in my opinion, a duty of care to ensure that those occupying these buildings are protected from fire safety risks.”
TIP: assess potential risk factors that could be caused by end user activities and provide control measures to reduce the potential of these risks occurring.
HS RoofClad’s specialists are on hand to offer free, no obligation advice and can assist with mitigating your fire risks through:
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