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Offline lacaca

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Legislation Scotland
« on: January 23, 2019, 09:52:23 AM »
Do the F&R Services in Scotland acknowledge that under it's legislation, as opposed to End/Wales, the common areas of private flats/dwellings are not a relevant premises and as such are not Fire Risk Assessable?

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Re: Legislation Scotland
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 08:59:46 PM »
Seems to be kept a big secret, even some of the guidance seems to tip toe around that and imply they are when they are explicitly excluded beyond the maintenance of fire service facilities.

Loads of these premises get FRAs anyway, I dread to think the amount of money being spent on consultants for something not actually required.

Of course whether they should be subject to some ongoing fire safety process (but not done as messily as down here in E&W) is another debate in itself.

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Re: Legislation Scotland
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 10:27:11 PM »
lacaca, the answer to your question is yes.

AnthonyB, I cannot agree that it is a big secret. The Scottish guidance is pretty clear on the subject. Perhaps you could identify the guides which you think imply that the common areas of private dwellings in Scotland are relevant premises.

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Re: Legislation Scotland
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 08:52:58 PM »
Then why are organisations having FRAs done under the belief they had to as oppose to voluntarily as a corporate decision?

I'll admit it's clearer in the current consolidated guide now than it has been though (it was a while since I've needed to peruse the Scottish guidance, which to their credit they have extensively revised and updated unlike the DCLG Guides). The layout and style isn't the most user friendly though (nothing wrong with the technical content), the styles of the LGA & NFCC guides seem easier to read.
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