Last edited 06 May 2024

PAS 8672 Framework for competence of Principal Contractors

PAS 8672:2022. Built environment. Framework for competence of individual Principal Contractors. Specification was published on July 31, 2022. It is part of set of standards, developed by three steering groups, made up of built environment professionals and under the government-funded Built Environment Competence programme and as such is freely available for download.

This standard specifies competence requirements for the duty holder role of principal contractor. It also describes specific competences common to all principal contractors and those which are additional for those undertaking the role on higher-risk buildings (HRBs).

It covers roles and responsibilities; skills, knowledge and experience; behaviours and ethics; additional competences for higher-risk buildings; and limits of competence.

It is aimed towards; professional institutions, licencing bodies and awarding organisations, regulators and enforcing authorities, principal contractors, clients, building owners and leaseholders undertaking repairs, maintenance and improvements (RMI) to buildings.

The related standards available under the Built Environment Competence programme include;

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the UK National Standards Body (NSB). It publishes standards and provides a range of books, self-assessment tools, conferences and training services. It also represents UK economic and social interests in European and international standards organisations.

British Standard (BS) publications are technical specifications or practices that can be used as guidance for the production of a product, carrying out a process or providing a service.

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