Safety cases for high-rise buildings - a summary

Building on the safety case principles that were published by the HSE last year, they have continued their work with partners in the public and private sector to develop information that will form a toolkit for building owners and managers.

The first part of this toolkit is a short summary of the key things building owners and managers can do to prepare. It is intended to be a quick read to help people and organisations to understand what they can do.

HSE has now published this headline document on its website:

In the coming months this will be followed by further information that builds on the safety case principles from last year. This will include new material that has been introduced following the very helpful suggestions and comments received from early adopters, private landlords, social housing providers, and other industry consultees.

Tim Galloway, Deputy Director of the Building Safety Programme at HSE, encouraged organisations and people to start preparing, “I am really pleased that we’ve published this information in such a digestible form.  I want to thank all our partners for their invaluable contribution. We all want safe buildings and I would encourage building owners to start their preparations for the new regime now rather than wait for all the details to be developed. I think the existing principles, this headline document and the further information to come will really help.”

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