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Building safety registration portal for high-rise buildings goes live!

May 17, 2023

Details of 12,500 buildings required to be submitted to new Building Safety Regulator before October 1st

Building owners can now begin the process of registering their high-rise residential buildings with the new Building Safety Regulator. The BSR, set up within the Health and Safety Executive, has today set its digital portal for the registration of buildings live.

Under the Building Safety Act, owners now have until 1 October to register details of an estimated 12,500 occupied ‘higher-risk’ buildings – defined as over 18m in height- with the BSR. Failure to do so will be a criminal offence.

Peter Baker, the chief inspector of buildings at the HSE and head of the BSR, last month said the registration milestone will “usher in a new era for building safety regulation”. He added that he was aiming for a “world-leading” regime.

Information must be provided about the principal accountable person (the owner or leaseholder with responsibility for the building), along with details of the building control final certificate and information about the building.

After the 1st of October, principle accountable persons will have to perform a building safety risk assessment, introduce measures to manage risks and produce a safety case report for their building.

Source: Housingtoday – Carl Brown