Last edited 29 May 2024


The terms 'occupation' can mean:

In the context of the UK Building Safety Act, "occupation" refers to the active use or habitation of a building or part of a building by individuals for various purposes, such as living, working, or leisure activities. It signifies the presence of occupants within a premises, highlighting the importance of ensuring their safety and well-being in accordance with building safety regulations.

Dutyholders under the Building Safety Act have specific responsibilities to implement fire safety measures, maintain structural integrity, and uphold health and hygiene standards to protect the occupants of occupied buildings.

See also: Occupied.

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