A TEAM of fire safety inspectors will inspect Barnsley’s high-rise residential buildings across the borough by the end of next year.

It comes as part of a government-driven ‘Building Risk Review’ programme - prompted by the Grenfell Tower disaster in London - that seeks to significantly increase the pace of high-rise residential inspection activity across the country.

As part of their work, the team will be contacting the responsible person for each high-rise residential building in Barnsley to arrange an inspection to assess fire safety measures.

Spokesperson Simon Dunker said: “We hope this work will provide reassurance to residents we’re continuing to work to effect changes identified by the Grenfell inquiry and that residents’ safety remains our priority.
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“We will work with building owners and managers to ensure any necessary work is carried out.”