How can you effectively identify and manage RAAC in your building?
If you are responsible for the management, maintenance or alteration of buildings, you should be aware of the health and safety risks associated with RAAC and know how to identify it.
RAAC is a lightweight ‘bubbly’ form of precast concrete, commonly used in the construction of buildings in the UK between the mid-1950s and the mid-1990s.
It is less durable than traditional concrete and there have been problems as a result, which could have significant safety consequences, that is, it’s liable to collapse! If you identify RAAC in your building, you should seek specialist advice to assess it and develop a management plan.
Our safety alert details:
• What RAAC is and what risks it poses
• Identifying RAAC
• Carrying out initial checks
• Actions to take if RAAC is identified or suspected.