Building Safety Bill round-up
The Building Safety Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019, following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. The final version was introduced in the House of Commons on 5 July 2021.
The Bill will overhaul regulations, setting out a clear pathway on how residential buildings should be constructed, maintained and made safe. Building owners will be required to manage safety risks, with clear lines of responsibility for safety during design, construction, completion, and occupation of high-rise buildings.
A ‘golden thread’ of information will be required, with safety considered at every stage of a building’s lifetime—including during the earliest stage of the planning process.
Building owners will need to demonstrate that they have effective, proportionate measures in place to manage safety risks. Those who don’t meet their obligations may face criminal charges.
The changes being introduced by the Bill will apply retrospectively. This means that residents of a building completed in 2010 would be able to bring proceedings against the developer until 2025
This Building Safety Bill round-up document, from Barbour EHS, summarises:
- The background of the Bill
- The buildings in scope
- Who will be a dutyholder?
- Accountable Persons and their statutory obligations
- Residents, Building Safety Managers and Regulators
- The gateways
- The ‘golden thread’
- Fire safety Order and the Building Safety Bill
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