Building Safety Act

The building safety occupation regime and the Golden Thread – filling in the details

In this article, Natalie Sellar, Managing Associate at Addleshaw Goddard, looks at the Safety Risk Regulations that came into force on 16 January, and provides further detail on how those responsible must manage safety risks at occupied higher-risk buildings. Read More

Defective cladding – a legal perspective

In a new collaboration with regular articles from legal firm, Kingsley Napley, IFSEC Insider hears from Partners, Hannah Eales and Claire Lamkin, who provide answers to common defective cladding questions. Read More

58% of unsafe buildings yet to start remediation works, government data shows

Data from the Department for Levelling Up and Housing and Communities monthly remediation report, shows that 58% of buildings identified with unsafe cladding are yet to start remediation works. Read More

Fire safety: Reflections and predictions from fire industry experts

As 2023 draws to a close, we've collected insights from fire industry experts on the evolution of fire safety in 2023 and 2024 forecasts. Read More

Overview of the Building Safety Regulator’s strategic plan

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) published its first three-year strategic plan on 28 November. Natalie Sellar, Managing Associate from Addleshaw Goddard, provides a summary of the plan. Read More

Changes proposed for building regulations in Northern Ireland – How will this affect residential buildings?

Substantial changes to building regulations in Northern Ireland have been proposed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire which, if implemented, will amend regulations and guidance primarily on blocks of flats. Read More

Philip White to lead Building Safety Regulator in permanent role

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Building Safety (DoBS), will continue in his current role leading the BSR on a permanent basis. Read More

Building Safety Act awareness e-learning course launched by CIOB

Adrian Montague at CIOB talks about a new health and safety course CIOB has recently launched and the benefits its academy can provide for building and fire safety professionals. Read More

Bringing certainty: A closer look at third-party certification of fire doors

Helen Hewitt, CEO of BWF’s Fire Door Alliance discusses why certified fire doors and correct installation is the most important way to track fire door performance for building safety. Read More

“They have gambled with our families’ lives”, say residents evacuated from Bristol tower block

Barton House, a residential tower block had to be evacuated unannounced last week after a survey revealed the building had severe fire risks. Read More

‘No centralised regulator is a missed opportunity’ – Who is now responsible for fire safety enforcement?

Is the fragmented nature of fire safety enforcement and a lack of centralised guidance muddying the waters of the new regime? Read More

‘Product transparency and no more designing on the hoof’ – What the national regulator for construction products means for the future of fire testing

A culture of misleading product information and ‘cheapest and fastest’ needs to be replaced with transparency and planned specification. Read More

Construction company fined £240,000 after residents put at risk during cladding removal

A health and safety inspector discovered cladding that posed a serious fire risk lying on residents’ balconies at a Liverpool apartment block, resulting in a fine of £240,000 for the construction company found to be at fault. Read More

Who pays for fire safety remedies in residential blocks? Examining the cases so far…

Following provisions made by the Building Safety Act protecting leaseholders, who is going to foot the bill for fire safety measures? Read More

Leaseholders obtain first remediation order under Building Safety Act for defective cladding

Leaseholders in Streatham Hill have successfully obtained the first recorded remediation order under the Building Safety Act (BSA) 2022. Read More

New regulations bring about ‘all-inclusive access’ to fire safety say DHF

Phase 3 of the Home Office's plan to improve fire safety in higher risk buildings allows for improved cooperation and collaboration in the industry, say DHF. Read More


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