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HSE publishes research and insight on high-rise buildings residents

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A new report published by the HSE brings together the findings on residents’ views, attitudes and behaviours relating to high-rise building safety from two research studies.

These studies were undertaken to ensure that residents’ perspectives are central to
the development of the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR), and aimed to
ensure that residents’ needs and views were considered by providing data directly from
residents; to use the findings to optimise policy, services and communications to
successfully interact with residents.

They also aimed to provide baseline data by delivering measures across a range of relevant topics such as feeling of safety, knowledge and understanding of building safety and satisfaction.

BSR is also  working to reflect residents’ perspectives in its development in a variety of ways, including a Statutory Residents Panel; engagement with representative bodies of the industry; and a programme of digital user research. Further research projects into the specific needs of residents with disabilities and residents with low proficiency in English language have also been conducted.

Download the report here