We work alongside other services and agencies to protect the welfare of the public.
Structures may become gradually dangerous with old age or by storms, fire or impact by vehicles. We respond to all reports of dangerous buildings, walls and structures and take action to safeguard the occupants and passers-by. If we find that the building is immediately dangerous, we have legal powers to evacuate the building and/or surrounding area and make safe. The Building Standards team has a responsibility to deal with dangerous building situations whether the building is empty or still in use.Back To Top
A defective building is a building showing obvious signs of deterioration such as cracks in a chimney which whilst in need of repair are not immediately dangerous. If these problem areas are left unattended to they could end up becoming dangerous. We inspect and advise all owners of what works require to be carried out to avoid potential future danger.Back To Top
The Building Standards office co-ordinates this work and consequently Building Standards staff are closely involved in the technical assessment and regular site inspection of Sports Grounds and stands.Back To Top
Building Standards acts in an advisory capacity to the Council’s Licensing Board. Premises such as public houses, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and betting offices are covered. The service gives consideration to several areas including means of escape, emergency lighting, WC provisions, occupant capacity and more.Back To Top
An application is required for a temporary raised structure erected 600 mm or more above ground level. This includes, raised/terraced seating, a stage and any other structure to where the public have access.
We are responsible for inspecting raised structures and issuing consent to use such structures in our geographic area under section 89 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.
This consent is required for all raised structures which take the form of a platform, stand, staging or other similar structures, common examples of structures requiring permission are:
- temporary tiered seating at sporting events or circuses;
- staging at rock festivals and concerts;
- media platforms e.g. for cameramen;
- siting of trailers for use as a stage.
Before you demolish all or part of a structure, you will nearly always need a building warrant to demolish. You may also need planning permission.Back To Top
We administrate the delivery of the grant funded disabled adaptation scheme.Back To Top
If you need further information or assistance or wish to report an incident for our attention, please contact us.
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