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Schools in 14 local authorities areas used same Grenfell Tower cladding

Cladding used on the Grenfell Tower has been found in some Scottish low rise schools.

A group from the Scottish Government found Aluminium Composite Material used in 14 local authorities.

Central FM News got in contact with the local authorities and can report a representative from Stirling Council confirmed no schools property in the area have the ACM cladding.

Stirling Council leader Scott Farmer issued a statement earlier last month saying the council was checking the materials used in the city.

A spokesperson from Clackmannshire Council said: “All of our schools are currently being checked for any cladding issues.

“All comply with the Building Standards relevant at the time of building or refurbishment.

“None of our schools are over 18 meters or 4 or more storeys in height.

“All new schools are fitted with a sprinkler system, this includes the three Academies opened in 2009 and┬áhave a full Fire Building Strategy in place complying with current fire safety regulations.”

Further checks in health boards has identified eight NHS sites have the material used in their buildings.

In a statement NHS Forth Valley confirmed none of their buildings were involved: “An initial review has not identified any NHS owned or leased premises in Forth Valley with the type of cladding used in the Grenfell Tower building.

“Further detailed checks are also being carried out as an extra precaution and, so far, no issues or concerns have been identified. All of our buildings are subject to fire safety assessments and are required to meet nationally agreed standards.

“These include the provision of fire detection and alarm systems, fire fighting equipment and evacuation procedures.”

Falkirk Council responded to Central FM’s request for a statement, saying only one school in the area has the same material- and that school is only two storeys high. Falkirk Council also added the school in question is fitted with a full sprinkler system throughout the building.

 

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