The Building Safety Act

Last updated 26/02/2024

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Our Building Safety Act (BSA) Hub is regularly updated with the latest guidance and regulations so that you don't have to trawl government sites to find out what the next steps for you or your business are. There's a lot of information, a lot to think about and a lot to do, so let us help you by laying the key facts out for you whilst also making suggestions as to how you can ensure compliancy. We've split it out into these key areas:

BESA Building Safety Act Newsletter - Get Your Act Together

The latest issue of Get You Act Together - The Building Safety Act Newsletter, provides an update from BESA Building Safety Advisory Group and an update from the Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Other articles include is now the time to relax the rules for building conversions, BSR courses as well as latest news and updates.

Welcome to our bulletin, your go-to source for the latest updates on the Building Safety Act and how it directly affects you and your business. We understand the importance of staying informed in today's rapidly changing landscape, and our team is dedicated to providing you with valuable and regularly updated information.

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Older Issues:

Issue 5 - 22 April 2024

Issue 4 - 19 March 2024

Issue 3 - 8 February 2024

Issue 2 - 18 January 2024

Issue 1 - 11 December 2023

Building Safety Act Working Group Nov 23-1

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The Building Safety Act - Let's Get Down To Details 

The Background

The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced following the tragic failures in building safety that led to the Grenfell Tower Fire and subsequent deaths of 72 people in 2017.

The Act is taking forward a fundamental reform of the building safety system and addresses the issues identified by Dame Judith Hackitt in her independent review, Building a Safer Future. When first announced the Government stated that the Act would “deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years and make residents safer in their homes.”

Many trade, professional and industry bodies, such as BESA, have strongly backed the approval of the Act and are collaborating with industry to implement the changes to the building safety system.

We have an extensive selection of additional resources and valuable information available for you to explore. Feel free to click on the quick links below to access further reading materials.


BSA Gateways Explained

The Building Safety Act introduces a new clearly defined process/decision points known as Gateways for Higher-Risk Buildings.

The Golden Thread in detail

Information that allows you to understand the building design, construction and occupation.

Competence Requirements

The Act gives the Regulator power to impose competence requirements on those undertaking building work.
building safety act regulatory and enforcement bodies

Enforcement Bodies

Understand more about how the BSR will lead the implementation and enforcement of the new regulatory framework.

BSA Roles & Responsibilities

The Building Safety Act and secondary legislation defines new responsibilities for all those who design, build, own or manage HRBs.

Mandatory Occurrence Reporting

A critical obligation mandated by the Building Safety Act.

Building Controls

The Building Safety Act, through the BSR, introduces new systems to improve the levels of competence and to clarify the roles
Hand Shake

Devolved Nations

Find out how each Nation is addressing issues related to building design, construction, & occupation.
Sources of Information

The Building Safety Act

Government Guidance – The Building Safety Act

Building Safety Regulator - The Building Safety Act named HSE as the new Building Safety Regulator in England.

Approved Document B (Fire Safety) provides guidance in relation to fire safety, including means of escape, fire spread, structural fire protection and fire service access. Vol 1 and Vol2.

Building Liability Order

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

Fire Safety Regulations

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