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Last edited 05 Aug 2021
Building Safety Alliance
 Overview of organisation
The Grenfell Tower tragedy brought to the fore how the safety of all buildings needs to be ensured. Recognising the role they play in delivering safe buildings, representatives of both the public and private sector have come together to deliver the change in culture needed and the uniform standard of competence that residents should expect from those responsible for their safety. It is being set up as a not-for-profit organisation.
The Building Safety Alliance will deliver initially two functions:
- The certification of individuals wishing to deliver the role of Building Safety Manager (BSM) as an individual and those individuals wishing to act as a nominated individual for organisations delivering the BSM function; and
- A publicly accessible register of those certified by the scheme.
 What is the BSM?
The concept of the BSM first featured in Dame Judith Hackitt’s report, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. She wanted to make sure there was a clearly and identifiable person who was responsible for the day-to-day management of a building and who could act as the point of contact for residents.
The Building Safety Bill, published on 5 July 2021, outlined the “building safety manager” as a person appointed by the principal accountable person for a higher risk building to carry out such duties relating to the planning, managing and monitoring of Part 4 functions as may be specified in the appointment (the “BSM duties”).
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- Building Safety Bill.
- Building Safety Regulator.
- Grenfell Tower fire.
- Hackitt Review.
- Independent review of the building regulations and fire safety.
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