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Building Safety: New guidance on duty holder requirements

The Government has just issued headline guidance on important ‘duty holder’ requirements, introduced recently under the Building Safety Act and supporting regulations.

These duties apply to anyone involved in notifiable building work and are not restricted to ‘higher risk buildings’ (where extra duties apply). As such, these new duty holder roles apply to: clients, principal designers and contractors, designers and contractors.

These new duty holder roles are intended to ensure compliance with notifiable building regulations - notably to ensure ongoing occupant safety - rather than the delivery of CDM (site health and safety) compliance.

Members are advised to review these new government guidelines here , and to contact ECA’s Technical and H,S&E team for further information and assistance, as necessary. 

Last updated 07 March 24