The Act also places general duties on those who procure, plan, manage and undertake work to ensure ‘higher-risk’ buildings are safe. Dutyholders including the Accountable Person must compile and maintain a ‘golden thread’ of information throughout the lifecycle of every higher-risk building. This must be kept digitally and made available to all residents.
In addition, the Act requires that the construction of higher-risk buildings must meet the requirements of ‘gateways’ at the following stages, to ensure building safety is considered:
- Planning Application.
- Prior to commencement of building works.
- When building work is finished (to obtain the BSR Completion Certificate).
Further information on Construction Property Risks is available via RMworks, the online risk management portal available to all clients of Griffiths & Armour.