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Walsall Council statement about reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete

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Walsall Council can confirm that it has reviewed and undertaken inspections in its schools and that reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) is not present in any maintained school that the council is responsible for.


No maintained schools in the borough have been required to close following the Government’s announcement yesterday highlighting the potential risks of RAAC.

RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete used widely in roof, floor, cladding and wall construction in the UK from the mid-1950 to the mid-1990s, especially for panels on flat roofs.

“ Ensuring the safety of students and teaching staff in our schools is our priority. We have been aware of the RAAC issue for some time, so we have undertaken due diligence and already completed a review of Walsall maintained schools. Inspections and reviews have found that none of these schools have used RAAC. “

Councillor Mark Statham, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills
Walsall Council


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