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Contractors Appointed to New Building Safety Framework Named

Contractors Appointed to New Building Safety Framework Named
13 October 2023

The companies successfully appointed to a new public sector construction framework to deliver building safety and maintenance work have been named. 

The Asset Safety and Compliance (ASC1) Framework from LHC Procurement Group is now live, and covers services including asbestos management, property protection, electrical testing and HVAC and water maintenance.

ASC1 has been designed to offer asset safety and compliance support to help public sector organisations meet government guidelines relating to building life safety and maintenance, including the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023, which became law in July and requires affordable housing providers to more closely address the needs of tenants and appoint a health and safety lead to monitor compliance.

Dean Fazackerley, LHC head of technical procurement, said: “We spent a long time engaging with the public sector to ensure ASC1 worked with their need for long-term compliance-related expertise and support in fulfilling asset and maintenance requirements.

“Throughout our pre-tender engagement process, our clients acknowledged the positive contribution our existing frameworks in property protection (V7), asbestos services (AS2) and water management (WM1) have made in delivering effective life safety systems in the management and maintenance of their assets, resulting in benefits for tenants.

“ASC1 is our response and combines these frameworks to enhance the services offered while also delivering two additional workstreams to cover a wide remit from gas safety to heating systems, electrical inspection, testing and servicing, and more, for both commercial and residential settings.

“The range of high-quality manufacturers and contractors appointed to our ASC1 framework have been rigorously assessed to give public sector organisations confidence in the safety-critical and compliance expertise available.”

The ASC1 framework, which runs until 3 September 2027 is worth up to £100 million in England, £20 million in Scotland and £15 million in Wales. There are five workstreams under ASC1, including:


  • Workstream 1 Asbestos Consultancy, Surveys and Removal 
  • Workstream 2 Property Protection and Associated Services
  • Workstream 3 Water Testing, Treatment and Management
  • Workstream 4 Heating and Air Conditioning Compliance, Servicing and Maintenance 
  • Workstream 5 Electrical Testing and Associated Services 


Successful companies include: Churchill Contract Services Limited, SOCOTEC Asbestos Ltd and Orbis Protect Limited, 

Picture: a photograph of a close up of a person writing on a piece on paper, wearing a high-vis jacket. Image Credit: LHC

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 October 2023


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