SER has recently become aware that Approved Bodies are experiencing a 'hardening' stance by the PII industry on fire related matters. As a result of this, a review was carried out of our requirements and guidance in respect of these matters.

As a result of this review and following discussions with the Scottish Government's Building Standards Division, we can confirm that the following have been withdrawn with immediate effect:

  •     Clause 4.6.4 of the Scheme Guide
  •     Section 8 (Structural Fire Protection) of Appendix B of the Audit Procedures
  •     Certification Performance Criteria B8.1 and B8.2

Certification Performance Criteria B8.1 and B8.2 have therefore been removed from the website. The Scheme Guide and Audit Procedures will be updated to reflect these changes shortly.

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