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ARMA Guidance Note B14: Building Safety Act - Duties During Occupation

This Guidance Note explains the requirements of Part 4 the Building Safety Act 2022 which contains provisions about the management of building safety risks as regards occupied higher-risk buildings and the Government’s proposals for secondary legislation.

This guidance note explains the requirements of Part 4 the Building Safety Act 2022 which contains provisions about the management of building safety risks as regards occupied higher-risk buildings and the Government’s proposals for secondary legislation.

A higher-risk building is a building in England that:

is at least 18 metres in height or has at least 7 storeys, and
contains at least 2 residential units.
A building safety risk is a risk to the safety of people in or about a building arising from:

  • the spread of fire;
  • structural failure.

This Guidance Note Covers:

  • Legislative program
  • Building Safety Regulator (BSR)
  • Building Safety Act 2022 Part 4
  • Accountable Persons
  • Principal Accountable Persons
  • Building Safety Director
  • Requirements before occupation
  • Building Registration
  • Key Building Information
  • Building assessment certificate
  • Assessment of Building Safety Risks
  • Competence
  • The Safety case
  • Safety case report
  • Mandatory occurrence reporting system
  • Golden Thread
  • Residents voice