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Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales

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The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertook a one-day inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales.

 

Phase 1: public sector - areas for consideration:

  • What fire safety requirements/measures are currently in place in Welsh high rise blocks
  • Are there any obvious gaps or weaknesses in the current system of regulation in Wales of fire safety in high rise blocks?
  • Is guidance to residents of high rise blocks in Wales, in the event of a fire, appropriate?
  • How are residents in Wales being informed about recent developments and reassured about fire safety measures in their block? More broadly, to what extent are resident’s views about fire safety being listened to and addressed.

 

Phase 2: private sector - areas for consideration:

  • How has the private sector responded to concerns about fire safety in high rise residential blocks?
  • What is the extent of remedial work that needs to be done to meet fire safety standards in Wales, and what arrangements are in place to cover the costs?
  • How are leaseholders  /  residents in Wales being informed about recent developments and reassured about fire safety measures in their block? More broadly, to what extent are residents’ views about fire safety being listened to and addressed.
  • What, if any, additional practical or financial support is needed from the Welsh or UK Governments to help ensure high rise blocks are safe.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 22/06/2017

Documents

Background papers

  • Phase 2: private sector responses  

 

 

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