Safety cases and safety case reports
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.
Fires and serious structural incidents in high-rise residential buildings are rare. When they happen, their consequences for people in or around the building can be catastrophic. A single incident can affect many people and their homes.
The building safety reforms propose a proportionate and systematic regulatory framework. The aim is to prevent and reduce the severity of a serious fire or structural failure. It includes more stringent requirements for high-rise buildings.
The safety case is all the information you use to manage:
- the risk of fire spread
- the structural safety of your building
Some of this information will show how you're:
- preventing fire spread and structural failure in your building
- limiting their consequences
Safety case report
The safety case report is a document that summarises your safety case.
It identifies your building's major fire and structural hazards. And it shows how you are managing the risks as far as you can.
The report should give the reader confidence that you:
- have identified your building's major fire and structural risks
- are managing and controlling them
Safety case principles
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