As of the 28th of April 2022, the Building Safety Act received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament. As a result, the new duties for managing fire and building safety in high-rise residential buildings will take effect as of April 2023.
In October and November 2022, the HSE consulted on the professional competence framework that all building control professionals must meet under the new regime.
The new Building Safety Regulator will operate a register for all Building Control professionals. In addition, registration for Private sector building control organisations and local authority bodies in England will by law have to register, which will open in October 2023, coming fully into force from April 2024.