Monday, 17 July 2017

Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower found on school buildings

"A type of cladding said to have been used on Grenfell Tower has been found on a small number of low-rise schools in 14 Scottish council areas."

"Checks are currently being carried out to ensure that the type of aluminium composite material has been fitted in accordance with building regulations."

"No Scottish local authority-owned school buildings above 18 metres have ACM cladding."

"The findings emerged during a meeting of a Ministerial Working Group."

"It was convened to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks following the Grenfell Tower fire in London last month in which at least 80 people are believed to have died. The group met for the third time on Thursday."

"Under Scottish building regulations, the type of ACM reported to have been used on Grenfell should not be used in cladding on high-rise domestic properties, but can be used `appropriately` on other buildings."

"In each case, the cladding systems must meet the relevant technical requirements."

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