At the end of 2022 the HSE/BSR consulted on the Building Control Competence Framework (BICoF) which will apply to all building control professionals in both the public and private sectors.
They received a high level of response which gave broad support for:
- the classes, competency levels and subject areas as set out in the framework
- Building Control progressing towards becoming a level 6 degree/equivalent profession in the coming years
- a desire to see a range of options for competence verification come online, including recognition of professional body membership and/or professional experience
The responses are being analysed and the analysis and final framework will be published in April.
The HSE/BSR is now seeking views on the draft professional conduct rules (PCRs) for Registered Building Control Approvers (RBCAs) and the draft code of conduct (CoC) we are developing for Registered Building Inspectors (RBIs).
Building control professionals will have to register with the BSR to perform building control work in England. The professional conduct rules sets out standards of professional conduct and practice that registered building control approvers are expected to meet. The professional conduct rules are mandatory principles of conduct and standards applying to all who wish to register with the BSR as Registered Building Control Approvers (RBCAs) in the private sector.
The HSE/BSR is also seeking views on a Draft Code of Conduct for Registered Building Inspectors. The code of conduct sets out standards of professional conduct and practice that registered building inspectors (RBIs) are expected to meet.
The code of conduct sets out mandatory principles of conduct and standards of behaviour for RBIs, whether they work in the private or public sector.
The HSE/BSR were seeking views on the proposals and the consultation closed on 17 February 2023.