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Aug. 26 2021

With the Building Safety Bill now published and Planning Gateway One now in place, there are a number of critical safety changes that those in the construction industry must be aware of when working on tall buildings.

As experts in fire safety and building safety, our specialist Construction Consultancy team supports clients to understand the changes and maintain compliance. Now we’re hosting a free webinar to explore the detail of The Building Safety Bill, including what you need to do now, and in the future, to ensure safety and maintain compliance.

A new safety regime

The upcoming Building Safety Bill will establish a new building safety regime in England, following recommendations set out in the Hackitt Review. As many in the industry will be aware, three gateways are set to be introduced to enhance fire safety in tall residential buildings and each gateway must be signed off by the new building safety regulator before moving on to the next.

The first changes already apply, with the introduction of Gateway One (Planning) through amendments to existing planning legislation. As part of this, a number of new requirements will be introduced to the planning system, including the requirement to include a fire statement when applying for planning permission for high rise residential buildings. Further changes will be introduced as the Bill passes through Parliament.

Join our webinar

To support you in understanding the changes, we’re hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 15 September at 12:00-13:00 exploring the detail of the Building Safety Bill. This includes what you need to do now, and in the future, to ensure safety and maintain compliance.

Join Andy Lowe, Director of Building Control at Bureau Veritas, who will be covering key issues including:

  • What the Building Safety Bill means for those in the construction industry
  • Planning changes under gateway one of the new building safety regime
  • The new Building Safety Regulator
  • Key timelines and when to expect further safety changes to be implemented
  • How Bureau Veritas supports you in achieving safety and compliance

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to Andy, a renowned expert in Building Control, who leads our team of safety professionals working with key clients across the construction sector.

Sign up today

Registration is free but you must register in advance.