The Government had previously announced its intention to introduce a Fire Safety Bill which will put beyond doubt that the Fire Safety Order requires building owners and managers of multi-occupied residential premises of any height to fully consider and mitigate the risks of any external wall system and front doors to individual flats.
There are a number of risk factors which may impact the level of risk and the consequent priority for inspection and/or remediation. MHCLG is seeking a means to make these assessments and decisions based on them using a risk informed methodology.
To better understand risks in existing buildings MHCLG is starting a wide ranging research project to develop an evidence base on how to characterise and prioritise the risk within buildings and how best to prioritise action based on a broader understanding of risk.
This call for evidence seeks your views and supporting evidence to help define the scope of this research by providing in advance stakeholder evidence to help define the scope of this research by providing in advance stakeholder and industry views on approaches, tools and methodology that should be considered.