The Building Risk Review (BRR) Programme was launched by the Fire Protection Board as part of Fire and Rescue Services’ ongoing national work to understand and help reduce the fire risk in high-rise residential buildings.
The programme, supported by Government funding, aims to meet the ambition set out by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to ‘significantly increase the pace of inspection activity across high-rise residential and other high-risk buildings.’
Following the first step in the national BRR Programme, which covered the inspection of ACM clad high-rise residential buildings in England, phase two is now underway.
Phase two of the programme will involve inspections of all high-rise residential buildings (18 metres and above in height) in England which were not already covered as part of phase one of the BRR exercise.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has provided Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) with a list of buildings recorded as being in scope. From this list and using our own internal records, we have identified which buildings in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight meet these criteria.
Using a combination of triage, inspections and desktop audits our High-Risk Residential Inspection team will now inspect these buildings. If phase 2 of the BRR programme applies to a building, Responsible person/s (RPs) will be notified by letter or receive a telephone call.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of all residents across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and phase two of the BRR programme will help us to better achieve this by highlighting any room for improvements.
This exercise will be completed before December 2021, but regular progress updates will be shared throughout the course of the programme.
There are currently two relief funds available - the Waking Watch Fund and the Remediation of non-ACM buildings. You can find out more about the eligibility criteria for these by visiting the below links.
Vital information for responsible person/s
Advice on Premises Information Boxes (PIBS)
Read advice on simultaneous evacuation
Read the updated guidance on simultaneous evacuation measures and Covid-19
Access our high-rise living pages
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