Building standards compliance and enforcement review: report

Professor Cole's report on the review of building standards compliance and enforcement in Scotland.

Appendix 2: Formal scope and remit of the Review Panel


1. To review the building standards system including the legislative requirements in light of the findings of the Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools (February 2017) and the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety commissioned by the UK government following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017.

2. To consider four key themes the building standards system, verification, certification and enforcement and sanctions.

3. To provide an opinion of whether any changes are necessary.

4. To keep this under review as further evidence emerges, to assist meeting the Minister's wishes.


To recommend what changes might be necessary for the purposes of the Building Standards system as set out by the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:

(a) securing the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings and of others who may be affected by buildings or matters connected with buildings
(b) furthering the conservation of fuel and power, and
(c) furthering the achievement of sustainable development.


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