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The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has launched its consultation on the “clarification of building regulations guidance on fire safety (Approved Document B)”.
The stated aim of the consultation is to seek “…views on the proposed clarification of statutory guidance on fire safety (Approved Document B) that aims to improve usability and reduce the risk of misinterpretation by those carrying out and inspecting building work”.
It seems that the intention of MHCLG at this stage is to obtain views on the steps it has taken to “clarify” Approved Document(s) B. It goes on to say “A full technical review of the Approved Document will be a major exercise. The Government therefore intends to publish a Call for Evidence in the autumn to seek views on issues which need to be reviewed and priorities within that.”
The consultation documents and ways to respond to this stage can be found at to following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fire-safety-clarification-of-statutory-guidance-approved-document-b
This consultation period closes 11 October 2018.