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Technical updates

SCOSS issued an alert on the structural safety of glass balustrades.

This followed an incident earlier in the year where a glass panel in a balustrade at a school in Manchester failed, allowing a pupil to fall through the exposed hole and sustaining minor injuries.

They warn, "Balustrades and other barriers not designed and built to an appropriate standard pose a serious risk to safety."

For further advice please visit the Structural Safety Website or read the alert.

Update to the Building Regulations Approved Documents

Parts F (Ventilation) and Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) have been amended and new regulations Parts O (Overheating) and S (Infrastructure for charging electric vehicles) have been introduced.

Find out more on Approved Documents - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Approved Document (J) and early warning B “Warning of release of carbon monoxide” on the provision of carbon monoxide alarms where gas burning appliances and oil burning appliances are installed.

Find out more on Approved Document J 2022 amendments: circular 03/2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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