Those in control of certain high-risk multi-occupied residential buildings still need to functionally oversee the fire and structural safety of the building ─ this concept first featured in Dame Judith Hackitt’s report 'Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety' ... her vision back then was for a BSM to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the building while also acting as the point of contact for residents ... however, although now the Building Safety Act 2022 does not require the statutory appointment of a Building Safety Manager, the functional need must be undertaken ...
Building Safety Bill ─ Residents’ Voice
Accountable Persons MUST ensure the effective assessment and management of their building’s safety
Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review found that residents did not have a strong enough voice in the management of their buildings. They often:
► did not have the chance to offer views and participate in the decision-making process about the management of safety in their building;
► lacked access to key building safety information
► struggled to get their complaints addressed
The current draft Bill provides clear routes to resolve issues raised by residents about the assessment and management of building safety risks. ...