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Regulating the Building Control Profession

03 Feb 23

At the end of last year 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).

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.

See full details and read the consultation documents

The HSE/BSR are seeking views on the proposals and the consultation closes on 17 February 2023. CIBSE members are encouraged to submit comments to [email protected] by Monday 13th February.

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