Building Safety Regulator

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.

At the heart of the building safety reforms is the creation of the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) in England.

BSR will have 3 main functions:

HSE is preparing to carry out these functions once the reforms become law.

Buildings we'll regulate

BSR will regulate high-rise buildings. These are buildings with 7 or more storeys or that are 18 metres or higher, and either:

The new framework

The building safety reforms introduce a new regulatory framework for high-rise buildings. These include:

There will also be registers of:

Enforcement approach

BSR will:


BSR must establish and maintain 3 specific committees:

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Updated 2021-10-19