When buildings are occupied
The Building Safety Bill is making its way through Parliament. As it passes, we will get a clearer idea of what it might mean to the building safety reforms. We will share information as we learn more.
A high-rise building will be occupied when people are living in at least 2 residential units. A residential unit includes a flat or a bedroom in halls of residence.
BSR will not regulate building safety risks for hospitals and care settings in occupation. These are regulated under existing legislation.
Assessing and managing building safety risks
The accountable person will be responsible for assessing and managing the building safety risks.
They’ll have several related duties, including:
- managing relevant building safety information - the golden thread
- engaging with residents
- setting up a complaints procedure
- setting up a system for reporting certain incidents
BSR will assess whether these duties are being complied with. It will give a building assessment certificate if satisfied.
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