School Building Works Notification

The Council has an obligation to ensure that any works undertaken in the schools’ estate is undertaken in a way that meets all applicable legislation (i.e. planning, building control and health and safety regulations).

Additionally, the Council also has a duty to maintain accurate records of its building stock and regularly inform the Department for Education (DfE) of any alteration works or changes to school buildings under Council control.

We wish to remind all schools about the need to notify the Council before any building works/building alterations are undertaken on their campus and remind them of the need to comply with the necessary legal processes.

Whilst we are confident that the vast majority of works undertaken by schools do meet the required regulations and building standards, there have, however, been a number of incidents recently where this has not been the case.

Please also be aware that some capital schemes will require notification to the Health and Safety Executive, under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) 2007 and, if this is the case, it is of paramount importance that you or your agent do so.

Please see the  form here  - which requires completion and then returning to the below email address for each school project that is planned within this financial year.  Please also remember to include all relevant information when returning the form (i.e. electronic copies of drawings and specifications, planning and building regulation approvals and contact details for the Architect/Designer/Project Manager).

The intention of this process is not to obstruct schools in carrying out any planned works but to ensure that any schemes carried out comply with all appropriate regulations.

Finally, if you are unsure as to whether the works you are proposing need to be notified or you require any further assistance with the enclosed form, then please do not hesitate to contact lee.anne.sagar@bradford.gov.uk or on 01274 435326.


Action

Published: 23/03/2015
Audience: Headteachers and Business Managers
Contact: Lee Anne Sagar

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