Please find below some details of the steps we are taking to adjust our working practices in light of the Coronavirus outbreak and the government guidance released yesterday evening.
Following recent Government announcements, we have taken the decision not to put our staff at risk from Covid19 by visiting construction sites. Therefore with immediate effect, we will not be responding to requests for site visits. Any visits that are currently in our diary will be cancelled.
Whilst remote inspection techniques (photos/video calls) are acceptable in some circumstances they are not to be relied upon as a complete alternative method of ascertaining the compliance of work on site. Remote inspection techniques are not appropriate for commencement, foundation or completion inspections.
Remote inspections should be agreed with your surveyor in advance. Please send clear photographs to your surveyor who will review them and advise on any further action. Please ensure any queries are resolved before the elements of construction are enclosed.
Whilst we will make every effort to attend completion inspections, this may be more challenging as the situation progresses. Please give us as much notice as possible if your inspection booking is for a completion. Consequently, please be aware that there may be a delay in receiving your Final Certificate.
Our CPD event programme in Lancaster and Shrewsbury will be postponed until further notice.
Further updates will be posted as the situation progresses. Our phone lines remain open (8.30am – 4.30pm) so please do not hesitate to contact your local office for further guidance.
Page last updated Tuesday 24 March 2020.