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20 February 2019
After inspectors ‘urgently required’ Aberdeen City Council (ACC) to undertake an essential maintenance programme, the council have taken action.
An ACC spokesman said: “The safety of our tenants and those who use our buildings continue to be a priority for the council.
“We work with partners to maintain the highest standards, including fire safety.”
A Hilti accredited firestop speciality contractor has been appointed to install ‘effective passive fire protection measures’ to all 59 of the high-rise buildings in Aberdeen.
“The council’s health and safety team undertake routine fire risk assessments of each multi-storey domestic building”, the spokesperson continued.
“The works referred to in the contract notice were highlighted through these inspections.
“The council has taken the decision to carry out this work as soon as possible, as part of our continued commitment to maintaining the highest standards in fire safety.”
The changes will meet the requirements of inspectors and will be in line with new Scottish legislation that every home must have a heat alarm fitted in the kitchen and a smoke alarm in circulation spaces such as hallways and landings.
Press and Journal