Consultation outcome

Approved Document B (fire safety): amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests

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Government response to the consultation on amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests in Approved Document B

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Detail of outcome

This is the summary of responses and the government response to the consultation on amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests in Approved Document B (fire safety).

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on proposed amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests ('desktop studies’).

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Consultation description

We are seeking views on proposed amendments to Approved Document B (statutory guidance on fire safety) that would restrict the use of assessments in lieu of tests (also known as desktop studies).

This is in line with our commitment to implement the corresponding recommendation in Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report on Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

Documents

Amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of test in Approved Document B (fire safety): consultation paper

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Published 11 April 2018
Last updated 18 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary of responses and government response to the consultation on amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests in Approved Document B.
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