There are a number of legislative articles to consider in providing advice in relation to various construction projects. The most prominent of these are as detailed under.
2004 saw the enforcement of the Disability Discrimination Act giving Councils and Local Authorities the powers to have publicly accessible properties retrospectively upgraded.
This includes access ramps, accessible toilets and visual aids amongst other aspects. The general parameters of this have now been encompassed within the Equality Act 2010.
Our audits can identify deficiencies and potential areas of non-compliance, generating a report and strategy for implementation and required works, which may includes scrutiny of risk assessments, construction method statements and budget costs.
A obligation exists in respect to Health & Safety and in this regard, we are able to carry out an audit to determine compliance and identify a strategy for remedial action relating to any deficiencies in the workplace.
This new legislation supersedes much of the previously existing fire safety legislation, for example Fire Certificates will no longer be issued and the emphasis is now on Fire Risk Assessment. The legislation imposes a general duty of fire safety care on a “Responsible Person” and also on any other persons in control of buildings.
We are experienced in carrying out Fire Risk Assessments, fulfilling the role of Assessor on behalf of the deemed “Responsible Person”.
Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, persons responsible for non – domestic properties and communal areas within domestic properties are required to identify if there is any asbestos present in their premises, its extent and condition. This enables any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) to be either removed or managed. The person responsible under the Regulations is known as the “duty holder”.
We undertake Asbestos Audits for commercial, industrial and retail property types. This can take the form of assisting in the production of audits over singular or multiple properties, and the formulation of an Asbestos Register, which would be used for identification, monitoring and review purposes on an annual basis for all ACMs determined during the course of the audit inspections.
Ramsay McMichael Consulting employ dedicated P402 Qualified Surveyors, the industry standard for undertaking Asbestos Audits.