IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 29: Government calls for building control inspections to continue

Building control bodies are being urged to undertake normal, regular site inspections where they can be done safely, under new government coronavirus guidelines as, in an update on the application of Building Regulations during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Ministry for Housing, Local Government and Communities (MHCLG) said that building control bodies should check regularly with those carrying out the work.

MHCLG writes:

‘Building control bodies should continue to undertake normal, regular on-site inspection activity where this can be done safely, in line with Public Health England guidance. Building control bodies may wish to consider the use of alternative methods of checking compliance to supplement physical inspections, for example using digital photographs and video or other remote means of checking compliance…’

Remote inspections should not normally be used as the sole method of assessing compliance…’

See the guidance here

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