Building Safety Act

Enhanced duties of responsible persons under the Fire Safety Order: An overview

New guidance has been published on the enhanced duties of responsible persons under amendments made by the Building Safety Act. Read More

Building Safety Regulator appoints members for new Industry Competence Committee

An Industry Competence Committee (ICC) has been created to provide insight and guidance to improve competency in the sector. Read More

‘Resident knowledge of building safety improving, but poor standards still persist’

Key findings from the report included a rise in access to building information, but also that poor standards and service still persist. Read More

October deadline for higher risk building registration & Building Safety Act provisions approaching: What do you need to know?

A timely reminder that the 1 October 2023 deadline for higher risk building registration is fast approaching. Read More

ASFP to provide update on the Building Safety Act at London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a CPD seminar at the Aviva Building in London on Wednesday 13 September 2023. Read More

Two Glasgow blocks of flats set to be demolished due to fire safety concerns

Deemed 'unsustainable and unaffordable' to save, two high-rise blocks of flats in Glasgow are set to be demolished. Read More

Changes to building regulations and fire safety: An overview

An overview of the latest changes to building regulations and fire safety as a result of legislative updates, as heard at FIREX 2023. Read More

HSE publishes conduct guidelines for registered building inspectors and building control approvers

Professional conduct guidelines have been published for registered building inspectors and building control approvers in England. Read More

Leaseholders win almost £200,000 combustible balcony remediation costs under Building Safety Act

In what is believed to be the first ruling of its kind, a group of 18 leaseholders in Sutton has won nearly £195,000 from the freeholder. Read More

The Building Safety Act 2022: ‘Accountable Persons’ and ‘Principle Accountable Persons’ – What do these terms mean?

A guide to the roles and responsibilities of Accountable Persons and Principal Accountable Persons that came from the Building Safety Act. Read More

Almost 1,000 practitioners attend inaugural conference for new Building Safety Regulator

Almost 1,000 people attended the first conference hosted by the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) which aimed to prepare people for a new regime. Read More

Positive change in the industry – “Individuals are now taking a proactive approach to fire protection”

Quelfire's Rebecca Croton explores the positive change the passive fire protection company is already witnessing in the fire safety sector. Read More

Building Safety Act – Key concepts: What defines a higher-risk building or relevant building?

A guide to what buildings are in scope under the Building Safety Act 2022 as higher-risk buildings and relevant buildings. Read More

£42 million committed for recruitment and training of new Building Control and Fire Inspectors

£42 million has been set aside to recruit and train new Building Control and Fire Inspectors to work with the Building Safety Regulator. Read More

Responsible persons urged to ‘be ready’ to register high-rise buildings with new Building Safety Regulator from April

The HSE is calling on building owners and managers to ensure they are ready to register their buildings with the new Building Safety Regulator. Read More

Webinar: Fire safety compliance – an enforcer’s view

This webinar explores how organisations can ensure their people are competent and how enforcement officers will assess compliance Read More

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