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PAS 8673 Competence requirements for the management of safety in residential buildings

PAS 8673:2022. Built environmentCompetence requirements for the management of safety in residential buildings. This standard specifies competence requirements for managing safety in residential buildings and other developments incorporating residential accommodation. 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.

It also gives guidance on detailed competences and the assessment of competence. It covers competence and commitment in regard to building structures and building systems, including building services; interaction of systems and components; operational practices necessary to maintain buildings safe for occupants; risk management; managing the golden thread of information, including other digital information; managing change, including the consequences of human behaviour; leadership, communication and planning skills; and personal commitment to ethical behaviour and professional standards.

It provides a benchmark for assessing competence in building safety management and is directed towards individuals and organisations responsible for management of residential building safety.

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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