Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be carried out or reviewed....
If your building has ACM cladding your landlord or managing agent should have been in contact with the Department and/or delivery partners regarding a funding solution for remediation of their building.
In this instance, your landlord should continue to work through the private sector or social sector ACM cladding remediation funds as appropriate, including for funding for remediation of any unsafe non-ACM cladding systems, which may now be in scope for the Building Safety Fund.
The Building Safety Fund was first opened in June 2020 and has now reopened for new applications on 28 July 2022. All funding decisions for new applicants will now involve applicants providing an assessment of the risks posed by fire spread over external walls to identify what, if any work, is needed. It uses the new PAS 9980:2022 code of practice and means fire safety professionals will be using their expert judgement to assess risk and appropriate mitigations, which could include removal and replacement of ACM cladding.
Please refer to the guidance for more information.
More information you might find useful:
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
Still not found the answer?
Contact LEASE to have your enquiry dealt with by one of our experienced advisers.