Building Safety Bill – Familiar Concepts but much to learn
Last week saw England’s Building Safety Bill finally make its way into Parliament; the first formal legislative step in the government’s vow to ‘deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years.
For those already steeped in building safety, there are lots of familiar concepts; identified roles to be appointed, information to be shared and activities to be coordinated. A structure quite clearly rooted in CDM. But there is also plenty that is new and much that needs to be done – some of it now.
This article from IOSH looks at some of the key provisions
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