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Building standards verification during construction: handbooks

Guidance to promote a consistent level of building standards service during verification of construction.

Published:
15 Feb 2013
Building standards verification during construction: handbooks

These handbooks promote a consistent level of building standards service during verification of construction by using a risk-based approach to inspection and other forms of assessment e.g. photographs. 
 
These documents are to enable local authority verifiers to maximise their effectiveness in deploying their resources for the monitoring of building work. This points clearly to the importance of a risk assessed approach and that resources should be applied where the greatest risk of non-compliance may exist. 

This guidance does not seek to define 'reasonable inquiry' in terms of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003. However, it will aid the application of reasonable inquiry as it relates to each individual building warrant. 

Contact

Email: buildingstandards@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Post:
Scottish Government
Building Standards Division
Almondvale Business Park
Denholm House
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6GA