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Updated guidance calls for second staircases in all new high-rise residential buildings

The government has updated its guidance calling for second staircases in all new tall residential buildings over 18 metres from 30 September 2026. The change in guidance adds to a package of recent fire safety measures and reforms including the ...

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Lifts in high-rise buildings

From January 23, 2023 all firefighter and evacuation lifts in high-rise residential buildings are now subject to an additional new monthly check. Lee Dean Director of lift consulting engineers, LECS UK looks at the implications and the new responsibilities for ...

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Registration of high-rise residential buildings opens

The Building Safety Regulator has opened the registration process for high-rise residential buildings in England. It is a legal requirement under the Building Safety Act 2022 for all high-rise residential buildings 18 metres tall or higher, or at least seven ...

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HSE publishes safety case tool kit for high-rise buildings

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has created a safety case tool kit for building owners and managers responsible for high-rise residential buildings. The law relating to building safety in England is changing. Proposed reforms currently making their way through parliament ...

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