This impact assessment sets out the impact of the amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests - Approved Document B (fire safety).
The restriction will limit the use of assessments in lieu of tests where there is evidence that assessments are being misused or where there are concerns around public safety. Assessments will have to be carried out by competent individuals and reference appropriate test data.
The analysis compares the restriction against a ‘Do nothing’ option of not amending the statutory guidance and provides an analysis of associated costs and benefits.
This impact assessment updates the impact assessment which was part of the consultation on proposed amendments to Approved Document B.