Occupied buildings

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 will continue to be regulated under existing legislation.

Assessing and managing building safety risks

The accountable person will be responsible for assessing and managing the building safety risks in occupied high-rise buildings.

They’ll have several related duties, including:

BSR will assess whether these duties are being complied with. It will give a building assessment certificate if satisfied.

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Updated 2022-08-05