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HSE Updated Guidance: Safety in high-rise residential buildings: Accountable Persons & Principal Accountable Persons

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Accountable persons and the principal accountable person manage the fire and structural safety risks of a high-rise residential building.

This updated guidance will help you understand these roles and their legal duties as set out in the Building Safety Act 2022. 

The new guidance covers:

  • Accountable person
  • Principal accountable person
  • Clarity about who is accountable
  • Legal duties
  • Additional duties for the principal accountable person
  • Breach of duties

Access the guidance here.