News: Introduction to Building Safety Bill
The government introduced the Building Safety Bill in the House of Commons on the 5th of July 2021.
The Building Safety Bill will carry out Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations in her report “Building a Safer Future,” which underlined the need for considerable cultural and regulatory reform. The bill also establishes the foundation for the establishment of an independent Building Safety Regulator (BSR).
HSE’s Chief Inspector of Buildings, Peter Baker, said:
“I appreciate the introduction of the Building Safety Bill, which will provide HSE with the tools it needs to carry out its essential job as Building Safety Regulator and is a crucial step toward defining what future responsibility bearers might anticipate.
“Everyone involved in the design, construction, and day-to-day operations of higher-risk structures will manage and proportionately control building safety to the hazards. This will ensure that residents who live in these buildings are safer and have a stronger voice. I encourage duty bearers to take advantage of the bill’s introduction to get ready for the new, stricter regulatory environment.
The Building Safety Regulator will continue to collaborate with industry and others to implement the new building safety regime, ensuring that occupants of higher-risk buildings are safe and secure in their homes now and in the future.”