No RAAC found in Caerphilly County Borough Council schools
Posted on : 06 Sep 2023
As pupils return to the classroom this week, schools across Caerphilly County Borough are open as usual with no RAAC having been identified locally.
Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) is a material used in construction in many buildings between the 1960s and 1990s. Its presence has been confirmed in a range of public sector properties across the United Kingdom including schools and hospitals.
Caerphilly CBC undertook a review of our building portfolio in 2021 which included surveys undertaken by an independent structural expert at sites which were deemed to be at risk of containing RAAC, none of the buildings surveyed were found to contain the material.
The council will continue to work closely with the Welsh Government on its programme of RAAC identification in schools and will keep parents updated with any developments.”
Further information on RAAC can be found on the Welsh Government website - https://www.gov.wales/written-statement-reinforced-autoclaved-aerated-concrete-raac-education-establishments-wales