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Housing health and safety rating system: assessment of high-rise residential buildings with cladding systems

Operating guidance addendum on the assessment of high-rise residential buildings with cladding systems.

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Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) operating guidance: addendum for the profile for the hazard of fire and in relation to cladding systems on high rise residential buildings

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The housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) is a risk-based assessment evaluation tool to help local authorities identify and protect against potential risks and hazards to health and safety from any deficiencies identified in residential premises.

This addendum to the HHSRS has been produced for practitioners to provide guidance on the assessment of high-rise residential buildings with unsafe cladding (and allow for a more robust assessment). It supplements the hazard profile for fire as given in the HHSRS operating guidance (see profile 24, pages 150 to 155) and should be read and used in conjunction with that operating guidance.

While this addendum deals specifically with high-rise residential buildings (those 18 metres high and over) with such cladding, some aspects of this guidance will be relevant to other residential buildings containing flats or apartments.

This addendum will remain in draft format until it completes its 40 days Parliamentary process on 24 January 2019.

Published 29 November 2018