Understanding the Building Control Profession

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The Government’s Building Safety Bill proposes significant reforms to the building control profession in England. The Bill will introduce a new framework for the registration and regulatory oversight of the profession, setting new requirements and standards that will apply across both the public and private sector, levelling the playing field for the first time.
 
The new Bill will also see the formation of a new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
 
The Building Safety Regulator will collect and analyse information about the performance of building control work, making recommendations to drive up standards across the sector. The regulator will also have investigatory powers when building control bodies breach minimum performance standards, and a series of escalating sanctions and enforcement measures available to address poor performance.
 
The HSE has commissioned Kantar Public to conduct research to explore the current operation and practices of the profession, and for views on the reforms and suggestions for how to manage the transition.

Kantar Public would like to talk to building professionals with in Local Authority teams and Approved Inspector firms from across England with different experiences of working in building control.
 
If you are interested in taking part in the research, please contact [email protected]

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