Section: Building Safety Measures

New measures to improve building safety standards

Posted 21.01.20
GOV.UK: Further reading

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced new measures which aim to improve building safety.

To give effective oversight of the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings - a regulator will be at the heart of a new regime and established?as part of the Health and Safety Executive.

Building owners are responsible for ensuring their buildings are safe and where there is no clear plan for remediation, the government will work with local authorities to support them in their enforcement options.

The Housing Secretary said that from next month he will start to name building owners where remediation has not started to remove unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding.

He also confirmed the government will consult on extending the ban on combustible materials to buildings below 18 metres and seek views on how risks are assessed within existing buildings to inform future policy.

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