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Building safety

The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published the draft Building Safety Regulator Bill ahead of pre-legislative scrutiny, in which HSE is formally named as the new regulator.

The government has asked HSE to establish a new building safety regulator in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster and following recommendations in the ‘Building a Safer Future’ report by Dame Judith Hackitt.

The new regulator will oversee the safe design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings so that residents are safe and feel safe. It will be independent and give expert advice to local regulators, landlords and building owners, the construction and building design industry, and to residents.

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We have separate guidance on fire safety.

Advice for owners of high-rise buildings

The new building safety regulator is part of the government’s wider building safety programme which is helping building owners to take immediate steps to make sure that residents of their buildings are safe. You can read the latest advice for owners of high-rise buildings on the government’s website.

Future buildings standards and performance

The building safety regulator will:

To establish the building regulator HSE is working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, the Home Office, Local regulators, building control bodies, building owners, housing providers, the construction industry, the Local Government Association, Local Authority Building Control and the National Fire Chiefs Council.

Advice for tenants and residents

It’s important tenants and residents feel safe in the homes.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety of your building, current advice is that you should:

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HSE and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government are consulting with representatives from local and devolved government, industry and citizens before bringing any new regulations into law.

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