The IWFM has welcomed a parliamentary committee report into the government's building safety proposals.
One of its main recommendations was calling on the government to provide much more detail when it publishes the final building safety bill and to remove any doubt on the scope of the legislation and the responsibilities on building operators.
In a statement, the institute said: “The report echoes and often quotes some of our concerns and recommendations on the role of the building safety manager (BSM). We are encouraged to see that the Housing Select Committee has joined our calls to the government for a central register and associated accreditation for BSMs, as well as recommending that the bill itself should contain greater clarity on the roles of the BSM and the accountable person and that the government should work with the insurance industry to assure access to professional indemnity for future BSMs.”
David Frise, BESA chief executive, also told Facilitate: “We are very supportive of the [legislation] and expect it to stimulate a once-in-a-lifetime change in the construction industry. We cannot, however, rely on the bill alone to deliver change, we need leadership now to make the necessary culture change to deliver a safer built environment for all.”