Building Regulations in Scotland and Fire Safety

 

Background and Evidence

Building Regulations and Fire Safety

On 21 June 2017, the Committee considered its work programme and agreed to widen its ongoing scrutiny of building regulations in Scotland to include the safety aspect of these regulations.

Read the news release on building regulations and fire safety.

The Committee undertook a piece of work on the building standards verification scheme from February to June 2017 and this can be found at the following link:

Local Government and Communities Committee Work on Building Regulations in Scotland

Correspondence on Current Safety Procedures

The Minister for Local Government and Housing wrote to all local authorities on 15 June 2017 to request information on current safety procedures and assessment of building stock:

The Committee wrote to the Minister for Local Government and Housing on 26 June 2017 to inform the Scottish Government that the Committee would be undertaking scrutiny of the safety aspect of building regulations:

The Scottish Government replied to the Convener's letter on 30 June 2017 with an update on the Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety:

The Committee will hold evidence sessions with stakeholders and the Scottish Government during September 2017.

Timetable

  • 7 February 2017: launch of call for views
  • 28 February 2017: closure of call for views
  • 3 May 2017: evidence session with stakeholders
  • 14 June 2017: evidence session with stakeholders

Consideration of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

  • 13 September 2017: evidence session with stakeholders
  • 20 September 2017: evidence session with stakeholders
  • 27 September 2017: evidence session with the Scottish Government