Hackitt to advise on set up of new Building Safety Regulator

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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Dame Judith Hackitt has been enlisted to advise the government on how best to establish the powerful new Building Safety Regulator.

Dame Judith Hackitt will steer establishment of powerful new building safety body
Dame Judith Hackitt will steer establishment of powerful new building safety body

The appointment follows Dame Judith’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.

The government committed to take forward all of her 53 recommendations and go further, by forming a new national Building Safety Regulator body.

These post-Grenfell Government reforms promise the biggest regulatory reforms in the industry for 40 years.

The new Regulator will oversee the design and management of buildings, with a strong focus on policing the new regime for higher-risk buildings

The government will give the new regulator power to take quick and effective action, imposing heavy fines, when designers and contractors fail to comply.

New building duty holders will be required to demonstrate a building’s safety through a new system of gateway points during design and construction, and through a safety case regime during its occupation.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “I am grateful that Dame Judith has agreed to advise my department on the new Building Safety Regulator.

Her expertise will be essential to forming a strong Regulator with teeth to ensure all residents are safe, and feel safe, in their homes both now and in the future.

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