Building Safety Act

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Samantha Mepham


Samantha Mepham


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Understanding the Building Safety Act

The Building Safety Act 2022, and other related changes, introduced a new legal framework for the industry, with additional requirements being set out for higher risk buildings (HRB) that are 18+ metres in height or have seven or more storeys and have at least two residential dwellings, with further implications to all buildings through changes to the secondary legislation and fire legislation.

The updated Building Regulations came into force on 1 October 2023 which impact all projects requiring Building Regulation Approval. The Regulation was required as part of enacting the secondary legislation associated with the Building Safety Act and updating the Building Regulations 2010. However, the change in regulations applied to ALL projects, not just residential or Higher Risk Buildings. The RIBA has an in depth read on the changes here.

In addition, the management and assessment of building safety is now legally required for higher-risk buildings (as per Part 4 of the Building Safety Act). The requirements that will be placed on those who manage, operate and maintain these buildings include putting measures in place to prevent building safety risks happening and reducing the severity of any incident that does happen, reporting certain fire and structural safety issues or incidents, engaging with residents about the building’s safety and duties relating to the resident engagement strategy, maintaining information about the building for the building’s safety case and transferring the information to the accountable person.


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Samantha Mepham
Samantha Mepham

Partner – National Head of Health & Safety