Building safety: call for evidence on draft bill; IWFM CEO discusses implications for FMs

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12 August 2020

Building

Following the recent publication of the draft Building Safety Bill, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee has opened an inquiry to scrutinise the objectives, provisions and likely impacts of the proposed new legislation.  

The Committee is calling for written evidence by 14 September 2020 and will focus on five broad areas of reform: accountability, residents’ voice, enforcement and sanctions, product testing and the regulatory system. It will also look at other issues, such as sprinkler systems, that could be incorporated into the bill.

Take part

The significance of the bill, which will introduce the most fundamental changes to building safety in decades - including the new statutory role of Building Safety Manager during the occupation stage - cannot be overstated. We urge all members with responsibility for building safety - many of whom may take up the role - to review both the Building Safety Bill itself and the pre-legislative scrutiny inquiry.

IWFM will be responding to the inquiry with input from our Life Safety Working Group and we welcome any feedback from members to include within our submission. Please email your comments to: policy@iwfm.org.uk

Linda Hausmanis discusses draft bill in TWinFM

On Tuesday (11 August), This Week in FM published a feature with IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis, who set out the draft Building Safety Bill’s implications for our profession. Read it here.