Last edited 28 Jul 2021

Building Safety Manager

The Building Safety Manager is: ‘Named by the Accountable Person, the Building Safety Manager will support the Accountable Person by carrying out the day to day functions of ensuring that the building is safely managed and promote the openness, trust and collaboration with residents fundamental to keeping buildings safe.'

Where the accountable person is: ‘The duty-holder during a building’s occupation.’

Ref A reformed building safety regulatory system, Government response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, April 2020.

Setting the bar. A new competence regime for building a safer future. The Final Report of the Competence Steering Group for Building a Safer Future, published in October 2020, suggests that: ‘The Building Safety Manager can be an individual or Manager (BSM) organisation whose principal role is to support the Accountable Person in the day-to-day management of fire and structural safety in the building.’

In July 2021, the Building Safety Alliance, an industry-led, not for profit organisation launched a central register and a certification scheme for building safety managers.

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