HSE Consultation: Building Safety Operational Standards Rules

Closed 25 Oct 2022

Opened 30 Aug 2022


The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will be operating as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from April 2023.  We want to hear your views on the proposed operational standards rules (OSRs) we are developing for building control bodies.

We are consulting on:

  • OSRs
  • BSR monitoring arrangements including reportable data and key performance indicators (KPIs) for building control bodies
  • the strategic context for building control oversight

The OSRs use the definitions in the Building Act 1984.

The OSRs will apply to building control functions for buildings or works outside of the higher-risk building regime in England from April 2023. These functions are delivered by building control regulators:

  • local authorities
  • registered building control approvers

We want to know your views on our proposals. We will use your views to shape and refine our proposals.

We will publish the final OSRs in Spring 2023.