Streamlining Building Safety Case Development

David Hills
Posted by David Hills on Apr 19, 2024 2:19:31 PM

Ark's Applicability Review 

In a collaborative effort aimed at navigating the complexities of building safety, Minister for Housing Lee Rowley MP and Director of Building Safety (BSR) Philip White recently penned an open letter addressing the challenges faced by building managers and owners in producing safety case reports. Acknowledging the arduous task of compiling evidence and documentation, they underscored the necessity for clarity and efficiency in this process.

A key concern highlighted in their correspondence was the misconception perpetuated by certain organisations, advocating for the commissioning of new investigations and assessments for every aspect of building safety cases, rather than leveraging existing documentation.

Enter Ark, pioneering a solution to this conundrum through our innovative Applicability Review. Serving as an inaugural step in the development of a Safety Case Report, this comprehensive study scrutinises the building in question, identifies relevant documentation, and outlines a tailored action plan. This strategic approach empowers building managers and owners to ascertain the precise information and systems at their disposal before considering additional works.

The paramount goal of the Applicability Review is twofold: to save clients both time and money. By streamlining the process and focusing solely on structural and fire safety matters, Ark enables compliance with the stringent requirements outlined in the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA). This targeted approach not only expedites the production of safety case reports but also facilitates informed decision-making regarding the need for further assessments etc.

At Ark, our commitment to efficiency and efficacy remains unwavering. We continuously refine our methodology, diligently assessing the necessity of each recommendation to ensure that our clients receive bespoke solutions tailored to their specific needs. By adhering to this principle, we uphold the integrity of building safety standards while championing a pragmatic approach to regulatory compliance.


Contact Ark today for an Applicability Review so you can ensure your plan towards compliance with the BSA is efficient with our targeted, pragmatic approach.


Topics: Safety Case, Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, High-Rise Residential Buildings, Responsible Persons, Grenfell Tower, Fire Safety, Ark Workplace Risk, Building Safety Act 2022, Safety Management Systems, Safety Case Report, Resident Engagement, Charging Scheme