'Be Ready' campaign launches across the UK
From 1st April 2023, those responsible for high-rise residential buildings in the UK must register with the new Building Safety Regulator.
Building owners and managers will have a six-month window to register under this new scheme. Once registration closes in October 2023, those who have not complied will be investigated and may be prosecuted.
The Building Safety Regulator was established as a result of the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017, in order to protect those who live in high-rise buildings in England from unsafe practices.
It aims to raise building safety and performance standards by creating a stringent regime, as well as overseeing wider systems for regulating the overall safety and performance of buildings. It has set out to achieve this by increasing the competence of industry professionals.
Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) ‘Be Ready’ campaign aims to educate and inform owners and managers of high-rise residential buildings of their new legal duties and the registration process is an essential stage in setting up the new safety scheme.
It is estimated that there are 12,500 buildings that will fit the criteria to be registered.
Under the Building Safety Act, high-rise residential buildings which are 18 metres tall or higher, or seven storeys high, with two or more residential units are defined as ‘higher-risk’.
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