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Understanding the roles of the Accountable Person and Building Safety Manager – a Building Safety Bill workshop
- Type HQN Event (Virtual)
- Venue Virtual workshop
- Start 27 Oct 2021 10:30
- End 27 Oct 2021 12:00
Our latest workshop on the Building Safety Bill gives you the lowdown on two key roles that will be created by the new legislation.
The Government has heralded the new Building Safety Bill, as ‘a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained’.
And while it has already been criticised in some quarters for not going far enough, there is little doubt that the 218-page draft legislation has huge implications for the entire construction industry, including social housing providers.
Underpinned by a new Building Safety Regulator, the bill seeks to ensure any building safety risks in new and existing high rise residential buildings of 18 meters and above (or at least seven storeys) are ‘effectively managed and resolved, taking cost into account’.
Two of the key roles identified in the bill are that of the Accountable Person and Building Safety Manager, who between them will have responsibility for the management of fire and structural safety in one or more buildings.
While Royal Assent for the bill is still some way off, it’s vital that housing providers understand what these new roles mean for both from a business and building management perspective.
Recruiting for these roles is unlikely to be straightforward – there is already a shortage of skilled building safety professionals working in the sector, the new legislation is likely to create huge demand for a limited resource and, to make matters even more complicated, the British Standards Institution (BSI) is not expected to publish standards covering the competence requirements for the Building Safety Manager until Spring 2022.
To help housing providers navigate their way through the proposed measures, HQN is teaming up with building safety experts from leading law firm Norton Rose Fulbright for a 90-minute workshop to provide up-to-date advice on what organisations should be doing now in preparation for the new legislation and the creation of the Accountable Person and Building Safety Manager roles specifically.
- Neave Maguire, Associate Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright
- Scott Edwards, Contract Manager (Development), Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association.
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Full price: £75.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £49.00 *
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