A new consultation has emerged in connection with the Draft Building Safety Bill.
There are wide ranging aspirations for defining competence and qualifications within the industry generally – this will have implications for historic buildings – which require particular expertise.
“Government is working with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and relevant bodies in the built
environment industry to develop an overarching competence framework to be used across industry
to develop their sector-specific frameworks, and the competence standards for principal designers,
principal contractors and building safety managers. These standards will be available, in a draft form,
through the BSI website.”
We should be engaging with BSI and pushing sector specific competencies.