England: Building Safety Regulator publishes draft conduct rules for building control professionals

WOBO Governor David Gibson thanks IFSEC GLOBAL and Ron Alalouff for an external paper on developments taking place in England.

Building Safety Regulator publishes draft conduct rules for building control professionals
Ron Alalouff examines some of the draft conduct provisions for building control approvers and inspectors that have been published by the Building Safety Regulator.
The Building Safety Act 2022 aims to reform building control in England by introducing a new framework for registration and regulatory oversight, setting new requirements and standards that apply across both the public and private sector parts of the profession. It aims to ensure consistency, drive-up standards and help building control bodies to plan and deliver their services to consistently high standards.The Building Safety Regulator has published draft professional conduct rules for registered building control approvers. The rules go to the heart of a newly regulated building control profession, where the emphasis is on individual and organisational responsibility and accountability for decisions, actions and behaviour.

Registered building control approvers are expected to be guided by the spirit as well as the substance of the rules in professional conduct and practice. A breach of the professional conduct rules may lead to disciplinary proceedings and include the following:

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Building Safety Regulator publishes draft conduct rules for building control professionals

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