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The final stages of the Building Safety Act 2022 were implemented in October 2023, bringing about the biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years. Our exclusive survey with Inside Housing found that many social landlords experience difficulties complying with the recent changes to building safety legislation, with risk assessments proving the most challenging area of compliance.  

Ensuring your approach is up to date, and you understand the new requirements of the Building Safety Act will be challenging. The good news? You’re not alone. Working closely with you, we can help guide you though all the legislative changes that are relevant to you, whilst sharing best practices and lessons learnt from working with organisations to update their approaches to remain compliant with the new legislation.  


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  • Keeping you up to date with the latest developments and what they might mean for your organisation.
  • Redefining roles and responsibilities, strengthening your approach to data management, embedding a positive safety culture, and ultimately ensuring residents are at the forefront of your thinking.
  • Considering the requirements of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations, which came into force on 23rd January 2023 and the updates to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 under section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022.
  • Helping you to understand the strengthened regulatory approach to safer homes, outlined in the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023.
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Building Safety Case Report: What you should include
From general information to details around resident profiles, here’s what you should be including in your Building Safety Case documents.

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Here are the top five questions you should be asking yourself when preparing for the Building Safety Act 2022.

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Read about the valuable lessons we’ve learnt so far having supported several clients with their building safety cases.


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What is the Building Safety Act 2022?

What is the Building Safety Act 2022?

The Building Safety Act aims to make people safer and feel safer in high rise residential buildings. The Act is a response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017; the tragedy was a direct result of serious failings in the building and how it was managed and maintained. The Act aims to ensure that there is accountability throughout the housing and construction sectors, to ensure that those responsible for the safety of high-risk buildings and their occupants are doing what they need to, and that those responsible for any mistakes or failures are held accountable and made to put them right.

When will the Building Safety Act become law?

When will the Building Safety Act become law?

The Building Safety Act has been approved by parliament and has received Royal Assent in April 2022, so is now law. However the various requirements will come into effect over the next 12-18 months. All buildings in scope of the Act will need to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator, with registrations being expected at any time between April 2023 and October 2023. Once registered, the Accountable Person(s) or landlord must apply for a Building Assessment Certificate, a process which is expected to begin April 2024.

Who is the Building Safety Regulator?

Who is the Building Safety Regulator?

The Building Safety Regulator is the body who will enforce the requirements set out in the Building Safety Act and will take action against those who breach them. The Regulator will implement and oversee the new stringent rules for high rise properties, including how they are designed, constructed, and occupied, as well as driving up standards for all buildings. The introduction of the Building Safety Regulator brings a more proactive approach to the oversight of building safety.

What is a Building Safety Manager?

What is a Building Safety Manager?

The Building Safety Act has introduced a new dutyholder role, that of Accountable Person, for higher risk residential buildings in order to ensure building safety risks in occupied properties are properly managed. The government had originally proposed that a prescribed role of Building Safety Manager would be created to assist the Accountable Person meet their obligations. However the government have recently decided not to mandate this role, and it is now for the Accountable Person (which is the landlord or freeholder who is in charge of repairing the building) to determine how they will fulfil their duties. Accountable Persons will have to set the ‘most appropriate arrangements’ for their buildings and residents, and will still need to ensure that those who are involved in the management of building safety risks are sufficiently competent, knowledgeable, and experienced to carry out effective day-to-day identification and management of those risks. Many organisations who will have Accountable Person duties are still continuing to employ Building Safety Managers, although others are taking different approaches to their staffing structures and establishing alternative roles to fulfil their duties.

What is a Building Safety Case Report?

A building Safety Case will demonstrate how the Accountable Person is taking action to identify, manage and mitigate fire and structural risks, and how critical information about the building is stored within the digital Golden Thread. The Safety Case Report will then essentially summarise the Safety Case and be both succinct and clear, to help the Regulator identify whether or not you are compliant.

For more detailed information about what your Safety Case and Safety Case Report should look like, alongside how to put them together, take a look at our dedicated blog.

What is the Golden Thread?

The Golden Thread of Information serves as a digital trail that is always-accessible; it is where you should store your information digitally. This is why it is very important to keep on top of the holding and management of your data, to efficiently record the life cycle of a building.

Does the Building Safety Act apply to all buildings?

As it currently stands, the legislation relating to in-occupation buildings will apply to high-risk, high-rise buildings with two or more residential homes, which measure over 18 metres in height or have over seven storeys.

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A strategic review to understand your organisations position with regards to building safety and develop an action plan to close any gaps.
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Providing key information and an understanding on the implications for building owners and landlords of the Building Safety Act 2022.
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Building Safety Gap Analysis

As part of H&S consultancy and auditing services, we were instructed to undertake a gap analysis to assess Wrekin’s asset profile...


"Pennington Choices were able to give us that specialist assurance that the work we had completed already was in line with the draft legislation, but more importantly give us a view on what we still needed to do. We would recommend all organisations have a similar review undertaken, to give you an up to date position statement, before the new legislation is implemented." 
Group Head of Property, Wrekin Housing Group 

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