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BSR: Introduction to the Role of Accountable Persons and Principal Accountable Persons

05 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 accountable person (AP) and principal accountable person (PAP) in the management of buildings within scope of the Act.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the roles and duties of the AP/PAP
  • Gain knowledge about the legislation that will apply at different stages throughout the lifecycle of a higher-risk building
  • Understand how to incorporate resident engagement into management processes
  • Understand how to gather and keep building information and what to do with it

What the course will cover

This course explains the main roles and responsibilities of the AP/PAP and looks at individual and organisational capabilities. It also covers the interaction between the management of building safety and the golden thread of information. Delegates will learn how to incorporate engagement with occupants and residents into management processes. The course will explain the various definitions of building safety risk and how these risks should be identified, assessed and managed. Delegates will be taught how to develop robust operational practices.

Note - this course aligns with the contents of PAS8673: 2022 - Competence requirements for the management of safety in residential buildings

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those with AP/PAP and /or management duties under the Building Safety Act 2022 to help them interact and comply with the new legislation.


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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