If a structure is dangerous, we have a duty to make is safe.
We will do this in the shortest possible time.
Buildings can become dangerous for many reasons including:
- settlement or old age
- vehicle impact
- design defects
- storm damage
Buildings can become dangerous at any time.
We operate a 24 hour call out service.
Dangerous structures fall into two categories:
Structures which are at risk of imminent collapse and must be secured for public safety.
There is usually a charge to the owner for emergency works carried out.
Hazardous structures which are unstable but are not imminently dangerous
We will give the owner a reasonable amount of time to remove the danger.
Failure to respond may result in a Magistrates Court Order being obtained.
We work with:
- Fire Brigade
- Health and Safety Executive
- Environment Agency
All buildings which appear to be dangerous should be reported to us.
We will treat the matter with the utmost urgency.
If a building is imminently dangerous, we can request immediate evacuation.
We can request, or take, any action necessary to protect the public.
Such action may involve:
- temporary road closures