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The Building Safety Act 2022 -How will it affect your projects?-

Date: Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024, 19:00 - 20:30 Location: Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2PZ Member cost: £0 (including VAT) Non-member cost: £0 (including VAT)

Ed Wilson CertIOSH Dip. NEBOSH

On 1st October 2023, The Building Safety Act 2022 (‘BSA’) brought in the biggest changes to Building Regulations for a generation. Whilst its primary focus was a reaction to the Grenfell tragedy, it includes changes that will apply across all construction projects.

The new legislation particularly affects High-Risk Buildings (‘HRBs’) – buildings 18m and/or 7 storeys high, with at least two residential dwellings - and brings a raft of procedural, competency, paperwork and programme changes, with the new Building Safety Regulator (‘BSR’) being the building control authority for all such buildings. New Mandatory codes and standards are now required for all Building Regulation Approvers and Inspectors.

However, the changes are not just about HRBs and affect all projects that require Building Regulations. The implementation is largely copied from CDM 2015; providing further duties for Clients, the need to separately appoint a Principal Designer (BSA) and Principal Contractor (BSA) who subsequently have further duties now to ensure compliance with Building Regulations during design and construction phases. Oh, and there’s a large focus on competence!

Ed Wilson will explain how this new legislation impacts existing & future projects and will try to simplify the changes and dispel some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding them.

Ed Wilson is Associate Director of CDM and Health & Safety consultants, Andrew Goddard Associates. He has spent the last 10 months diligently dissecting the new legislation & associated regulations in order to understand how it will impact clients and projects. With 15 years of experience across Construction Health & Safety, he is ideally placed to educate those seeking to better understand this new legislation, due to its synergy with CDM. Ed specialises in Client relations, as well as ensuring a high level of technical delivery.