Chapter 4.1 gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for assessing the site with regard to managing the ground conditions.
NHBC Standards do not cover aspects of health and safety relating to building operations and to the handling and use of certain building materials. Such matters are covered by statutory requirements.
This version of the Standards has been updated to include the Amendments to the Standards April 2004. Previous versions of the standards can be accessed in the Archive section (below).
Section 4.1 Contents
PROCEDURAL FLOW CHART
• INITIAL ASSESSMENT
• Desk study
• Walkover survey
WHERE HAZARDS ARE NOT SUSPECTED
• Basic investigation
WHERE HAZARDS ARE SUSPECTED
• Detailed investigation
• Managing the hazards
• Documentation and validation
• Unforeseen hazards
• Statutory and other references
• Potential hazards and associated risks
• Site investigation techniques
• deleted April 2004
• “Suitable persons” and “Consultants or Specialists”
LIST OF CHAPTERS
Chapter 4.1 (2003)
Amendments to the Standards (2003)