North Somerset landlords urged to carry out cladding fire safety checks
PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 July 2017
Owners, landlords and managers of residential blocks in North Somerset are being asked to submit samples of their building’s cladding for testing after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
At least 80 people died in a fire at Grenfell Tower in London, with the final death toll not expected to be known before the end of a year.
A major national investigation checking the safety of tower blocks has begun and nationwide
Nationwide at least 149 high-rise buildings have been tested across 45 local authorities and they all failed fire safety tests, including three hospitals.
Local authorities and private landlords are being asked to test new or recently-refurbished cladding to see if it is made of aluminium composite material.
North Somerset Council is not carrying out the fire safety checks itself, but is directing landlords, property owners and management companies to www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-checks-on-private-residential-blocks for more information.