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BSR: Introduction to the Building Safety Regulator and Building Safety Act

04 September 2024


The Building Safety Act 2022 names HSE as the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) in England.

The Act contains a lot of new information and understanding how it fits together is critical for dutyholders to ensure they understand their responsibilities and the responsibilities of others.

This course will provide an overview of how the Act has arisen, the aims and objectives of the new legislation and the role of the BSR.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Understand how the Act works and how dutyholders interact with the new legislation
  • Gain knowledge about the new dutyholder roles and responsibilities for design and construction, and for in-occupation
  • Gain an overview of the new regulatory framework for buildings within scope of the Act
  • Understand the role of BSR and how it will both operate and regulate

What the course will cover

This course provides a background to the Act, explains the legal framework and how the Act works with the secondary legislation. It explains what buildings are within scope of the Act and introduces the new dutyholder roles, including the role of the accountable person (AP)/principal accountable person (PAP), the client, the principal contractor (PC) and the principal designer (PD). The course explains the changes to the building control profession and delegates will be introduced to key terms and processes, including safety cases, gateways and the golden thread. Delegates will be provided with information to help them understand the main functions of BSR and the roles and responsibilities of the statutory committees. The course will outline the new regulatory framework, for the occupation phase and for BSR as the building control authority for buildings within scope of the Act.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those with duties under the Building Safety Act 2022 to help them interact and comply with the new legislation, as well as for those who may need to interact with dutyholders, such as clients, developers and social housing groups.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton.

Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


£560 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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