Building Safety Act What to do next?
What should you be doing now?
The Building Safety Act 2022 has implications for all working in construction and the built environment. For contractors working on higher-risk residential buildings, the Act introduces extended compliance measures. For smaller contractors the focus is much more around competence and compliance and being able to provide evidence of what work was done, by who and why decisions were made.
Here are our top tips to ensure you are ready for the Building Safety Act:
Ensure the individuals and companies you engage with have the competency needed and necessary documentary proof they are suitable for the job
Observing the Building Regulations, Fire Safety Order and Fire Safety Regulations, Defective Premises Act, etc. is mandatory and evidencing compliance is vital to comply with the Act
How can BESA help prepare you and your business for the Building Safety Act?
We are staying on top of the emerging secondary legislation and guidance to identify what is especially relevant to our members. We provide a wide variety of products and services that will assist you in meeting your compliance needs.
Information, Advice and Guidance
How we can help you demonstrate compliance
Ensure you and your staff are skilled and competent by completing free online accredited CPD, short courses and using the free Skills Advisory Service from BESA Academy
Ensure you are working to the latest standards and aware of changes in regulations and legislation by downloading our latest technical publications, standards and guidance from BESA Knowledge
Acquiring the BESA Competence Assessment Standard (CAS) accreditation enables you to demonstrate competence and compliance to the highest standard
No need to worry about building control and LABC's if you are part of a Competent Person Scheme like BESCA CPS
If you own or manage facilities, you should use SFG20's industry leading maintenance software, which helps you understand your asset maintenance requirements
Evidence individual competency with SKILLcard - the personnel registration scheme for the mechanical sector of building services
Vent hygiene is more than cleaning, its fire prevention. As a contractor you should be registered with the UK's leading vent hygiene register - VHR
Representation and Advocacy
The Building Safety Act is a principal policy area for BESA. Through regular contact with ministers, MPs and civil servants, and responding to key consultations the BESA makes its voice heard in the 'corridors of power' on behalf of our members and industry. Representatives from across the BESA Group companies work closely with government, actively inputting on key issues within the industry.
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Page last updated on 19 September 2023