Aberdeen City Council has taken decisive action to ensure that residents living in tenements are protected against fire.
Inspectors had urged the local authority to undertake an essential maintenance programme and fireproof all 59 of its high rise buildings.
In a public contract notice released by the council, it was noted that the authority was “urgently required” to take such action.
And this week, the council appointed a Hilti accredited firestop specialty contractor to install ‘effective passive fire protection measures’ and meet the requirements of inspectors.
An ACC spokesman said: “The safety of our tenants and those who use our buildings continues to be a priority for the council.
“We work with partners to maintain the highest standards, including fire safety.
“The council’s health and safety team undertake routine fire risk assessments of each multi-storey domestic building.”
The spokesman said issues arising from those inspections were incorporated into the regular works programmes.
He said: “The works referred to in the contract notice were highlighted through these inspections.
“The council has taken the decision to carry out this work as soon as possible, as part of our continued commitment to maintaining the highest standards in fire safety.”
The work comes a week afternew legislation to reduce fire fatalities was announced by the Scottish Government.
Under new law, every home is required to have a heat alarm fitted in the kitchen and a smoke alarm in circulation spaces such as hallways and landings.