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When the Building Safety Bill becomes law, there will be new roles and responsibilities for us to become familiar with. In the webinar, we will discuss the practical impact of these roles and how they will impact our everyday activities.

Join one of our webinars: Wednesday 25th November 11am-12pm | Tuesday 1st December 1-2pm | Tuesday 8th December 2-3pm

Building Safety Bill roles and responsibilities

Accountable Person

The accountable person is responsible for meeting the statutory obligations for occupied higher risk buildings, they will either be the building owner or have a repairing obligation of any part of the common areas of the building.

Management bodies are defined as the accountable persons in circumstances where the lease sets out repair and maintenance obligations on that management company.

Common parts include the structure and exterior of the building and any part of the building which is provided for the use of the residents in the building.

Building Safety Manager

Named by the accountable person, the building safety manager will support the accountable person by carrying out the day to day functions of ensuring that the building safety is safely managed and promote the openness trust and collaboration with residents that are fundamental to keeping buildings safe.

The Building Safety Regulator

The building safety regulator will be set up within the health and safety executive and make buildings safer through the implementation and enforcement of the new more stringent regulatory regime for buildings in scope stronger.

Oversight of the safety and performance of all buildings and assisting and encouraging competence among the built environment industry and registered building inspectors.

Registered Building Control Approved Inspector

Formally known as an approved inspector or a building control body under the old regulatory system. Refers to private sector firms doing building control work.

Registered Building Inspector

Refers to individual inspectors that are registered by the building safety regulator.