The owners of tall buildings face pressure to continue removing dangerous cladding, despite the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to Procure Plus.
During 2020, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Procure Plus says “vital” safety works have continued via the application of its Fire Risk and Mitigation framework.
Just under £30m has been spent via the framework with a near 50-50 split between compartmentation and sprinklers.
The Procure Plus Fire Risk and Mitigation framework was developed to meet the needs of social landlords to help them identify and mitigate fire risk.
The framework covers everything form getting a BAFE SP205 consultant to conduct fire risk assessments through to specialist third party accredited contractors to carry out compartmentation works, install sprinklers or fit fire alarm systems.
Commenting on the framework, Robin Lawler, chief executive of Northwards Housing, said: “Procure Plus has worked collaboratively with the GM Housing Providers’ Group since the Grenfell fire to develop four packages to service the major fire safety programmes we’ve been undertaking.
“It is available to private sector building owners to draw on and as such has been praised by the GM Fire and Rescue Service.”
The FRaM framework is complemented by Procure Plus’s other frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems, which support external fire compliance works such as carrying out EWS1 surveys and external cladding.
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