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New RAAC guidance issued for school buildings

New RAAC guidance issued for school buildings

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have released an Education eBulletin providing new guidance for school building owners (local authority, academy trust or diocese) on the management of buildings in England containing RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete).

During the last months, the Department of Education has updated their advice to schools, and provided information to help identify the presence of RAAC and advice on how to check whether any further investigation or action is needed.

RAAC was used in the construction of many school buildings between the 1950’s and 1980’s. Over more recent years, the HSE has highlighted the need for buildings owners to identify any existing RAAC planks and to take action where necessary to ensure the structural integrity of the building.

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