Question reference: S6W-17685
- Date lodged: 4 May 2023
Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 19 May 2023
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-16420 by Patrick Harvie on 27 April 2023, for what reason there is no accreditation for contractors carrying out masonry repairs in Scotland.
Accreditation of contractors is a reserved matter, therefore the industry regulations rest with UK Government.
The UK government has a number of regulations in place to ensure that building contractors are accredited and meet the required standards. These regulations are designed to protect the public and ensure that buildings are safe and of a good quality.
The main regulations governing the accreditation of building contractors are:
• The Building Regulations 2010
• The Construction Products Regulation 2011
• The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974