Suitable for: All What does this mean?
Keeping both your buildings and residents safe is at the heart of the Building Safety Act 2022 and new requirements being introduced in the Social Housing Regulation Bill through changes to consumer regulation.
The Building Safety Act became law in April last year, and while some of the measures have now come into force, this year will see the majority of requirements become law. By October 2023, you will have to:
- Comply with Gateways 2 and 3 for new build properties
- Operate a Mandatory Occurrence reporting framework
- Create, hold and maintain a golden thread of information
- Understand the new legal duties on residents
- Commence all the mandatory requirements and duties of the accountable person and principal accountable person including:
- Preparation of the resident engagement strategies for each building in scope
- Establishment of a complaints procedure
- Registering all buildings in scope.
In addition, it will be a requirement for all occupied buildings over 18 metres to have a Building Assessment Certificate from the Building Safety Regulator. Applications will be invited from April 2024 and will require a valid Safety Case Report. Collation of the required information is complex and takes time so work needs to start immediately to get these ready in time.
Alongside this, the new consumer regulation framework places safety at its core. There will be new requirements on health and safety that effect all buildings, not just those over 18 metres, including specific tenant satisfaction measures on building safety.
The course will cover:
- Current regulatory expectations
- Role of boards / governance
- Compliance under the new regime
- An overview of the:
- Building Safety Act
- Fire Safety Act and revised Fire Safety Order
- Timelines for the new regulatory regime
- Principles of the new building safety regime
- The new Building Safety Regulator
- The role of the Accountable Person / Principal Accountable Person
- The building safety manager — a good practice approach
- The resident engagement strategy
- Developing the safety case / safety case report
- Mandatory Occurrence Reporting requirements
- The Golden thread
- Links with the social housing white paper — specifically new regulatory expectations on safety
- The Social Housing Regulation Bill
- Building Safety TSMs
- Checklist for action.
What will delegates learn?
- Understand the new legislation relating to building and fire safety
- Understand their legal and statutory obligations
- Understand how to manage risk in relation to existing buildings
- Be clear on the role of the Accountable Person
- Understand how to flex a building safety manager role now the statutory obligation has been removed
- Understand the key principles underpinning the Safety Case
- Be able to begin developing a Safety Case
- Be able to begin developing resident engagement
- Understand what good practice looks like in engaging residents on building safety
- Understand and plan for the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill.
Who should attend?
This session is relevant for every organisation who owns high rise buildings over 18 metres.
It is essential for:
- Executive teams and boards who will have the overall accountability under the new regulatory regime
- Compliance, health and safety, asset management and housing management teams
- Front-line housing staff
- Resident engagement teams.
Debbie Larner has worked in the social housing sector for over 30 years within both local authorities and housing associations before moving on to join the professional body – the CIH – where she was Head of Practice. In that time she developed expertise in in a number of areas including housing and asset management, resident engagement, health and safety (specifically building safety post Grenfell). She has also co-led research into the future of social housing, stigma and stereotyping in housing and the role of the housing professional. She has also developed the professional standards for the sector and, as part of this work has a strong interest in how organisations can develop strong values-led cultures, create inclusive behaviours and act as ambassadors for the profession to challenge the stigma and stereotyping in social housing. She is an experienced public speaker, chair and trainer.
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