Date lodged: 18 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it provides regarding hearing loops being installed in all public sector-funded building projects.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 1 September 2016
Scottish building regulations require new non-domestic buildings, not just public sector-funded building projects, to be fitted with hearing enhancement systems, including induction loops. Amongst other things, the guidance supporting the regulations advises that they should be provided in auditoriums, meeting rooms over 60 square metres and at public service counters. Depending on the nature of conversion and alteration work being undertaken, these arrangements also apply to new work carried out in an existing non-domestic building.