The recent publication of The Higher-Risk Buildings (Management of Safety Risks etc) (England) Regulations 2023 (the Regulations) serve as a timely reminder that the deadline for the registration of higher-risk buildings is fast approaching.
Higher risk buildings need to be registered by 1 October 2023, which is also the date that the remaining provisions of the Building Safety Act 2022 will come into force.
If you are a Principal Accountable Person (PAP) you need to:
1. Register any occupied higher-risk buildings (HRB) for which you are accountable by the deadline; and
2. Once registered, ensure you comply with your duties under the Building Safety Act 2022 (the Act) and the Regulations.
All occupied HRBs need to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator by the PAP by 1 October 2023.
Registration is subject to a fee of £251 and is made via the BSR’s digital platform.
Registration requires various information including the HRB’s Key Building Information, as well as all name and contact details for all PAPs and Accountable persons.
The Government has provided further clarity on an AP/PAPs obligations by way of the Regulations.
Once registered, APs and/or PAPs have various responsibilities, including but not limited to:
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This article was first published on SHP’s site.