Expert Assessors for PAS 9880:2022
PAS 9980:2022 provides a methodology for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multistorey and multi occupied residential buildings.
It gives recommendations and guidance on undertaking a fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of an existing multistorey, multi occupied residential building. A fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding is described in PAS 9980 as a fire risk appraisal of external walls (FRAEW).
The purpose of an FRAEW is to assess the risk to occupants from a fire spreading over or within the external walls of the building, and decide whether, in the specific circumstances of the building, remediation or other mitigating measures to address the risk are considered necessary
it is widely recognised that the fire risk assessment required by PAS9980 is not within the competence of the typical fire risk assessor who carries out a fire risk assessment of a block of flats in accordance with PAS 79-2 (or other suitable guidance) for compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales or Fire (Scotland) Act 2005] and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.