NSI calls for third party certification to be “more widely adopted” in response to Draft Building Safety Bill

Following the Government proposal in its newly introduced Building Safety Bill to overhaul building regulations and introduce a clearer legal system to prioritise residents’ fire safety, NSI calls for Third Party Certification (TPC) to be more widely adopted to help govern the sector.

TPC has proven its value in the security sector, evidenced by the success of the police-private sector partnership, improving security for homeowners and businesses and increasing police effectiveness through reducing false alarms. The NPCC (National Police Chiefs’ Council) requirements for installers and Alarm Receiving Centres raises standards, safety and competency, by leveraging specialist independent certification bodies over the long term.

In NSI’s view, the proposed introduction of the Building Safety Regulator operating within the Health & Safety Executive to enforce more stringent safety rules for all buildings higher than 18m (six storeys) would provide a regulatory framework taking steps to improve the competence and capabilities of those working in the built environment sector.

Read the full article on IFSEC Global.