A Comprehensive Guide to the New Building Safety Regulator
In the wake of the Grenfell disaster in June 2017, the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) (since 20/09/21 renamed as the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) is taking comprehensive action to shake up and reform the building of high-rise residential blocks, and ensure buildings are made safer, particularly for residents.
In July 2020, the draft Building Safety Regulator Bill was published, and is currently going through Parliament. The Bill requires, amongst many other things, the HSE to establish a new buildings safety regulator who is to implement the recommendations made in the 'Building a Safer Future' report by Dame Judith Hackitt (2018). In February 2021 the HSE announced its plans and since then those plans have been developed further.
The new regulator will have extensive powers that everyone in industry needs to be conversant with. Primarily, it will be charged with overseeing all aspects of high-rise buildings, whether new or already existing, in key areas of design, construction, and occupation. Resident safety and security will be a top priority and individuals ‘rights’ and industry responsibilities will be established through the Bill. As an independent body, the regulator will be empowered widely and able to give expert advice to all stakeholders of the industry, as well as to residents, and to enforce non-compliances.
This 5-hour seminar outlines all the key points about the new Building Safety Regulator, its powers and responsibilities. It is suitable for those who:
- Work in, or advise on, construction projects whether as client, designer, surveyor, adviser, or contractor (any tier)
- Are responsible for risk management, finance/ funding, compliance or insurance
- Are in-house lawyers to organisations in the residential building sector
- Are involved in reporting/ liaison with HSE
- Are part of the supply chain for residential buildings
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- Legislative framework, derivation of powers and responsibilities
- Remit of the Chief Inspector of Buildings and the developing team of inspectors
- Statistics: The cost to industry, and others, of implementing the Bill
- Key aspects for new-build developers
- Key aspects for property managers of existing buildings
- The new ‘Dutyholders’ - what this means, and who has to do what, when
- The new requirement for ‘competency’: what the framework will look like
- Inclusion: stakeholders - having a ‘voice’, rights of consultation etc
- Timeline for actions, notices etc
- Legal repercussions for statutory breaches, and remedies
10:00am - 4:30pm
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