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Building Safety Regulator news

Get the latest Building Safety Regulator news. For stakeholders and residents so they can be safe and feel safe in their homes. New articles will be at the top, with our Building Safety Regulator news archive at the bottom of the page.

Building safety news roundup

Welcome to our building safety news round up, bringing you the latest insights, information, and updates.

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Sarah Newton’s vlog

In our latest vlog, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, Sarah Newton, explores the Building Safety Regulator’s work to put residents at the heart of regulating safety in high-rise buildings in England. Learn about BSR’s new campaign, ‘Your home, your safety’ and the increased rights and protections for residents living in tall buildings.

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Dame Judith Hackitt reflects on significant building safety milestone

April 2024 marks a significant milestone for BSR as the new building safety regime is fully established in law.

In her latest blog, Dame Judith Hackitt provides her reflections on the journey so far, and calls for everyone to continue working together to ensure the new regime works for us all.

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Eligibility for transitional arrangements in building control

As the building control authority for higher-risk buildings, the Building Safety Regulator is issuing a timely reminder to the construction industry about the transitional arrangements for building control approval.

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2024 – A year of transformative step change

Last year was a ‘coming of age’ for BSR as we achieved significant milestones and established the groundwork and foundations for a trusted world-leading building safety regime which places the safety of residents front and centre.

Now, as we embark on a New Year, fresh responsibilities and new milestones await.

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Leading from the front – Delivering change

In this latest blog, Philip White, Director of Building Safety, explains how BSR’s recently published three-year Strategic Plan and new enforcement policy will deliver change for industry and stakeholders.

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Regulating the building control profession

Building control professionals play a critical role in ensuring the safety and quality of our built environment.

From April 2024 the profession will be regulated by the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to raise industry standards and increase public trust. This will include a requirement for building control professionals to register with BSR.

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Understanding the golden thread

The purpose of the ‘golden thread’ is to have the right information in order to understand the building and the steps needed to keep both the building and the people living in it safe.

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October brings major milestones for building safety in England

Start of BSR’s new building control regime for higher-risk buildings (HRBs) and registers open for building control inspectors and building control approvers

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The Building Safety Regulator is now the Building Control Authority for higher-risk buildings in England

On the 1 October, the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) became the Building Control Authority for all higher-risk buildings (HRBs) in England.

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