Structural failure and fire spread. Video transcript

Structural failure and fire spread.

Structural failure of a building is rare.

However, a building may be at risk of structural failure if it wasn’t designed or built properly, or incorrect materials were used.  

A building’s condition or foundations can also be damaged as a result of work, or alterations. 

If the risks are properly managed a building’s structure can be protected from being damaged.

Your building managers are responsible for managing and maintaining its condition.

They should keep and maintain information about:

  • previous structural surveys,
  • alterations,
  • refurbishments, and
  • inspections on the building

They must also manage the risk of fire breaking out in your building. This includes measures to help stop fire spreading between properties and on to other floors.

Emergency and evacuation plans and routes are essential and residents need to know what they are.