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Consultation: Framework for competence of Building Safety Managers

8 August 2021

The British Standards Institution (BSI), have released the Draft Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 8673 Built environment - Framework for the competence of individual Building Safety Managers and nominated individual Building Safety Managers.


This PAS specifies requirements for building safety competence relevant to the role, functions, activities and tasks of Building Safety Managers, based on the recommendations and core competence criteria set out in BSI Flex 8670.It covers the competence and commitment of Building Safety Managers in regard to:

•           building structures and building systems;

•           interaction of systems and components;

•           operational practices necessary to maintain buildings safe for occupants;

•           risk management;

•           managing change, including the consequences of human behaviour;

•           leadership, communication and planning skills; and

•           personal commitment to ethical behaviour and professional standards.


It describes different levels of competence for classifying Building Safety Managers, depending on the Building Safety Manager’s skills, knowledge, experience and responsibility, and indicates the pathways between the levels. It shows how these levels relate to the competence necessary to manage buildings of different complexity and safety risks. It also gives guidance on the assessment of individuals.


We are asking all members to participate in this public consultation, which will close on Wednesday 15th September 2021.



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