WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the link to the paper by Ron Alalouff.
Initial guidance on the information those responsible for high-rise residential buildings need to make available has been released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Ron Alalouff highlights the main points about buildings in occupation.
In essence, information about a building (the ‘golden thread’) needs to be kept digitally and securely, be a building’s ‘single source of truth’, be available to people who need the information to do a job at the time they need it, and be presented in a way they can use it.
During the occupation phase, the information kept needs to show how those responsible for the building are assessing and managing its safety risks. The HSE guidance is subject to the publication of regulations which will provide further details about the information that needs to be held.
But owners and managers can start by reviewing the information on the building they currently have, and taking all reasonable steps to find any information that isn’t readily available. Holding such information enables those responsible to assess building safety risks, take all reasonable steps to prevent building safety risks, and minimise the impact should any building safety incidents occur.