Electrical appliance safety (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

In your response to my question 2019/9239, you said you would expect "all Londoners to heed the advice of London Fire Brigade". What actions has the GLA, including LFB, taken, to make developers of housing on GLA land aware of LFB advice regarding unsafe electrical appliances and to encourage them to heed this?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The London Development Panel (LDP2) is the GLA’s framework of developers and builders which can be used to deliver residential-led development on public land. There are already standard clauses in LDP2 contracts which require developers to do all things required by any regulations relating to the works and the use and occupation of the premises.

Officers in Housing & Land are working with the LFB to review the standard form of contracts for LDP2 to make sure that new homes delivered on the GLA’s land through the panel meet the highest standards of fire safety. The review will consider including measures relating to the fire safety of electrical appliances in new LDP contracts, and sharing this guidance with existing developers building on GLA land.