The Building Safety Bill currently passing through Parliament will make organisations and individuals Accountable Persons with clearly defined duties. These duties will require an Accountable Person to ask, “is my building safe for occupants?”
Answering this question requires a new approach to building safety and management.
Unlike statutory compliance, the Government won’t be defining precisely what “safe” means. Taking a lead from other regulated sectors, we expect the new Building Safety Regulator in the HSE will require Accountable Persons to ensure the risks to occupants of higher-risk buildings are as low as reasonably practicable.
Accountable Persons will need to take a holistic approach to demonstrate this. Stroma term this new approach as comprehensive building safety management.
Stroma can support your organisation develop and implement each aspect of a fit for purpose comprehensive building safety management system.