EXISTING CONDITION GRADING
The condition rating has two components; the first is a grading from A-D and the second from 1-4. A rating of D1 represents the most urgent items with a rating of C3 representing work required in the medium term. Items rated A4 being the least onerous in terms of the urgency of the works. The condition of each item is assessed, using this criteria
Grade A - Good. Performing as intended and operating efficiently.
Grade B - Satisfactory. Performing as intended but exhibiting minor deterioration.
Grade C - Poor. Exhibiting major defects and/or not operating as intended.
Grade D - Bad. Life expired and/or serious risk of imminent failure.
Once the condition of premises has been assessed, priorities should be allocated according to the seriousness of the condition revealed and the urgency associated with any breaches of legislation. This should have particular regard to the possible consequences of deferment.
The following priority grades are recommended in the context of a five year planning period:
Priority 1. Urgent work that will prevent immediate closure of premises and/or address an immediate high risk to the health and safety of occupants and/or remedy a serious breach of legislation.
Priority 2. Essential work required within two years that will prevent seriousdeterioration of the fabric or services and/or address a medium risk to thehealth and safety of occupants and/or remedy a less serious breach oflegislation.
Priority 3. Desirable work required within three to five years that willprevent deterioration of the fabric or services and/or address a low risk to thehealth and safety of occupants and/or remedy a minor breach of legislation.
Priority 4. Long term work required outside the five year planning periodthat will prevent deterioration of the fabric or services