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Higher-Risk Buildings

The most significant of the new duties created by the Building Safety Bill apply to what are termed ‘higher-risk’ buildings.

Mar 26, 2023

Accountable Person

The Building Safety Bill will introduce a new role of the Accountable Person. They will be the duty holder for occupied higher-risk buildings. Each occupied higher-risk building must have an identified Accountable Person.

Mar 26, 2023

The Building Safety Manager

The Accountable Person for an occupied higher-risk building will have a duty under the Building Safety Bill to appoint a Building Safety Manager for their building.

Mar 26, 2023

Building Safety Case

The new Building Safety Bill introduces a duty on the Accountable Person for a higher-risk building to produce a Building Safety Case. The Building Safety Case is a key part of the system that will assess, control and manage risks of occupied higher-risk buildings.

Mar 26, 2023

Building information and the ‘golden thread’

A key theme to emerge in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire was the importance of developing and maintaining a ‘golden thread’ of information and data throughout the lifecycle of a higher-risk building, from design, construction and throughout occupation.

Mar 26, 2023

How the Building Safety Bill will change development

Developments involving higher-risk residential buildings will be subject to a series of new stop-go gateway points and more stringent oversight by a new Building Safety Regulator

Mar 26, 2023