Government to Implement a New National Building Safety Regulator

The government has revealed plans to institute a new national regulator for building safety in response to the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.

The reforms include making failure to comply with the proposed safety regime for designing and building high-rise homes a criminal offence. The new regulator will also have the power to impose heavy fines when contractors and designers fail to comply.

The regulator will aim to drive high standards for those working on buildings and in doing so improve the public’s confidence in the safety of high-rise homes. The consultation on these reforms closed on 31st July 2019.

Gain a better understanding of the post-Grenfell fire regulations by booking one of our fire CPDs today.