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Last edited 24 May 2022
The Building Safety Act 2022, defines “higher-risk building”as:
- (a) is at least 18 metres in height or has at least 7 storeys, and
- (b) contains at least 2 residential units.
NB BSI Flex 8670 V3.0, Built environment – Core criteria for building safety in competence frameworks – Code of practice, April 2021 Version 3, published by The British Standards Institution in 2021, defines a higher-risk building (HRB) as a: ‘building subject to enhanced regulatory requirements or where risks might be considered elevated. NOTE For example, as a result of the physical characteristics of the building, the way in which the building is used or as a result of human factors.’
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