Issue 129 - 2023 Autumn term
Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) frequently asked questions on reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

RPA guidance on RAAC

Responding to the developing situation around reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in school buildings, the risk protection arrangement (RPA) has published frequently asked questions with guidance on availability of coverage.

The guidance restates that previously given position that the RPA will not cover the cost of works to investigate or replace RAAC, but confirms that the DfE has committed to funding capital mitigation works once the presence of RAAC is confirmed.

It goes on to state that there is no requirement to notify the RPA of any RAAC works undertaken, however if mitigation works exceed £250,000 in value, members will need to obtain commercial insurance for their works or ensure that their contractor is suitably insured with the member as a named party.

If RPA members do suffer incidents of collapse, causing damage to property or injury to anyone present, they are directed to contact claims handlers to determine the extent to which cover will apply. The RPA’s dedicated claims portal is at www.rpaclaimforms.co.uk

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