On the 28th April 2022, the a lot awaited new Building Safety Bill handed by Parliament and obtained Royal Assent. This will enhance the competence necessities for these concerned within the design and development of high-risk buildings.

Dr David Moore, BCSA Chief Executive Officer commented “The Association welcomes this and regardless that the brand new necessities don’t but apply to the broad spectrum of development steelwork, the BCSA is taking the initiative and launching a brand new model of its Register of Qualified Steelwork Contractors (RQSC) for buildings, which can construct on the competency necessities within the Building Safety Bill.”

The NSSS Steering group is trying to incorporate the brand new RQSC (Buildings) within the subsequent model of the NSSS, making it a compulsory requirement for all Steelwork Contractors. This will present shoppers with the peace of thoughts that they are going to be using steelwork contractors, who’ve confirmed skill, competency and functionality.

This is a momentous event. For the primary time in its historical past the development trade has a regulator. We sit up for a strong regulatory regime that can reward competent companies and drive out poor procurement and contractual practices that undermine constructing security.” Rudi Klein, Barrister & Director of Klein Legal member of BCSA’s Commercial and Contracts Committee

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