Essential Safety Measures Audit – Construction Joints
An essential safety measures determination/ schedule will nominate construction joints as an essential safety measure. The auditor must check all construction joints and report results in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to ensure fire safety compliance. On multi-storey buildings the essential safety measures known as construction joints is usually deleted from the scope of works for external walls, as a cage (or other) is required to perform the inspection; at a significant cost. The owner must decide to what extent construction joints are to be inspected when installed in the external walls to allow for signing the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate of Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.