Fire safety update following the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Residential Team (within Environmental Services) have worked with Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service to identify and gather data about private high rise buildings in Cambridge City that may have elements of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding.

Building owners have been contacted and advised to make sure that any cladding suspected to be of the type that has failed combustibility tests, is tested via the BRE’s (Building Research Establishment) free testing process.

Where appropriate, joint safety inspections were conducted at buildings confirmed to comprise ACM cladding.

Advice was provided to building owners and managers regarding interim and additional fire safety measures that need to be put in place until Building Regulations are reviewed by Government, and the most appropriate long term solution is confirmed.

Follow up visits were then made to affected buildings to ensure that necessary interim works were carried out to satisfaction.

We have provided any requested information and data to the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government MHCLG.

If you are a council tenant, please go to our 'Fire safety' page  for information, including our downloadable 'Fire safety in flats' guide.

Fire safety business seminars

The Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service runs regular workshops to help businesses better understand and conform to fire safety legislation relevant to their trade and the premises in which theyoperate.

By attending a business seminar, your business will be supported in putting together a comprehensive fire risk assessment, totally free of charge, to help protect it from fire and ensure business continuity.

Attendance should provide you with a better understanding of your responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) and guide you through the process of conducting a fire risk assessment.

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