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Fire Safety Guidelines

Local authorities prepare guidelines for property owners and occupiers on fire safety standards including identifying fire safety precautions, maintaining training records and inspecting fire safety active systems and first aid equipment.

Common Non-Compliances Identified During Building Control Inspections

Section 11 of the Building Control Acts 1990 to 2014 grants powers of inspection by authorised persons (Building Control Officers) and facilitates the inspection of buildings to promote compliance with the Building Regulations.

In order to promote a culture of compliance with the Building Regulations, the document below has been created to raise awareness of common non-compliances encountered by Building Control Officers during inspections of dwellings / works to dwellings.

Where you are intending to carry out works you are advised to seek competent advice and review the document below to mitigate the common issues that may occur.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and it does not cover all potential non-compliances with the Building Regulations. Responsibility for ensuring full compliance with the Building Regulations remains with the Owner, Builder and Designer of the works.

Building Control Act 1990

Building Regulations

Technical Guidance Documents