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ILN Today Post

Flammable cladding: important issues for occupiers to consider

Occupiers must be alert to changes to lending and insurance requirements as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.  The fire initiated the largest review of health and safety legislation in the UK since 1945.  Two inquiries are currently underway which are expected to lead to substantial changes to building regulations and fire safety, with a public inquiry investigating the causes of the fire.

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Important safety checks required following Grenfell Tower fire

The announcement by prime minister Theresa May on 28 June 2017 that the cladding used at Grenfell Tower did not comply with Building Regulations is a worrying development in this tragic saga.  How defective cladding came to be installed in circumstances where the public rightfully expect construction works to be properly carried out and certified will no doubt be the subject of the public inquiry in due course.

At issue is a type of cladding made of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM).  Although ACM cladding is not of itself dangerous, it is important to ensure that the correct type of cladding has been used and/or only used on buildings of a certain height.

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