Please be aware that as of the 1st October the new 2019 Technical Handbooks came in to force.
The main changes are the provision for fire safety within Section 2 (Fire) in both the Domestic and Non-domestic Handbooks. These changes form part of the output from the Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety and the 2018 consultation on fire safety.
- A further change under standard 3.12 introduces the provision of 'Changing Places Toilets' in larger non-domestic buildings.
- A number of minor corrections and updating website hyperlinks have also been made.
- The handbooks are available, free of charge, in electronic format only. They can be viewed or downloaded from the Scottish Government website.
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties also.