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Monday, June 10, 2019
Members’ feedback is sought for BESA’s submission towards the two important public consultations recently opened by the Government. Both consultations close on 31 July.
Building a Safer Future
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system, seeking views on a new building and fire safety system following the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
The Government proposes establishing a new building safety regulator, strengthening the oversight and regulation of construction products, and strengthening enforcement and sanctions to deter non-compliance with the new regime.
The proposals cover five areas:
This regulator will be responsible at a national level for:
More information about the Building a Safer Future consultation is available here.
Fire Safety Order
The Home Office is also calling for evidence on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 seeking views on its effectiveness and application to provide a regulatory framework for the ongoing management of fire safety in non-domestic premises and the common parts of multi-occupied residential buildings.
More information about the Fire Safety Order consultation is available here.
Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org who will pull together our members views and submit a response to both consultations. Please send your feedback by Friday 19 July.
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