If you are the owner or have responsibility for a dilapidated building you have a duty to assess the risks to persons entering the premises legally or illegally. If an assessment has not been undertaken and required rectifications made you may be in breach of any one of the following regulations;
- The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA 74)
- Sections 77-79 & 80-83 of the Building Act 1984.
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
- Legionella L8 The Control of Legionella Water Systems 1999 (there is a risk of build-up in water systems & also in stagnant water in the building).
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.
- CAR 2012 (Asbestos / deleterious materials may be present on site).
- The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (As amended)
- The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.
We have vast experience of assessing dilapidated buidlings for the risks of fire, trespass and water ingress amongst other hazards. We will provide a detailed report assessing the current state of the building including key recommendations to ensure your continued compliance with current regulations.
Uninhabited buildings can quickly fall into a state of disrepair increasing the risks to those entering.