Workers to report safety issues to clients under new building safety rules

Workers to report safety issues to clients under new building safety rules.

Clients must set up a system where onsite workers can report potential structural and fire safety issues, under the terms of the new Building Safety Bill unveiled today.

The draft
new law, released by the government for scrutiny before it is presented to
parliament, will set up a mandatory occurrence reporting system where people
appointed building safety managers will have to report safety issues to the new
Building Safety Regulator.

The
wide-ranging draft bill also confirmed the creation of the new Building Safety
Regulator, initially being set up under the control of the Health and Safety
Executive. It also restated the intention to ensure that contractors, clients
and designers all have formal responsibilities for ensuring compliance with
building regulations.

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