Aluminium Composite Cladding – Emerging Risk Report: Issue 84

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Aluminium Composite Cladding – Emerging Risk Report: Issue 84

Dubai, UAE - December 31, 2015: Smoke billows from the Address Downtown Hotel, after it caught on fire hours earlier, past fireworks, near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai, on January 1, 2015. huge fire ripped through a luxury 63-storey hotel, the Address Downtown, where crowds were gathering to watch New Year's Eve celebrations. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known but the building was safely evacuated.

Are your staff, students, properties, assets, and future access to cover, at risk?

As we are all aware, the safety of students and staff is of the highest concern and it is crucial that we all remain vigilant with our safety standards. One potential risk that must be addressed is that of fire safety.
Most people will be familiar with the risk that aluminium composite panelling (ACP) presents after the tragic and high-profile occurrences of fires including Grenfell Tower in London and the Lacrosse apartment block in Melbourne.
This report introduces this risk, what it is and why it is so hazardous, as well as outlining its prevalence in Australia. Part two of the report will look into what actions are necessary to protect your institution as well as the consequences of nonaction.

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