Built environment – Core criteria for building safety in competence frameworks – Code of practice
BSI Flex 8670: v3.0 2021-04
What does BSI Flex 8670 cover?
BSI Flex 8670 v3.0 sets out core building safety competence criteria, including fire safety, structural safety and public health, to be included in sector-specific frameworks for individuals working in the built environment. It is applicable to buildings of all types and scales.
Why is it needed?
This BSI Flex is intended to support wider industry reform with the ultimate objective of minimizing safety risks and improving protection to consumers and occupants, including residents, in and about buildings. It will facilitate the progressive development of a more consistent approach in the development and use of competence frameworks across the built environment.
Who is it for?
This BSI Flex is intended for use by those with responsibility for the development, maintenance or application of sector-specific competence frameworks for roles, functions, activities or tasks undertaken by individuals where these are critical to and directly influence safety in and around buildings. This includes competence frameworks for technical and non-technical roles, and for individuals working under their own authority as well as under the supervision of other competent individuals.
It should also be of interest to:
Persons managing safety in residential buildings
Building control professionals
Responsible persons for buildings in occupation
Persons with accountability for building safety or acting as clients for building work
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BSI Flex 8670 has been developed via an interactive and dynamic process, in line with our new flexible route to standardization, called BSI Flex.