HSE Director of Building Safety, Philip White, has officially announced in a public letter to the industry an extension to the deadline for experienced Building Inspectors in England to finish their competence assessment. Qualified Building Inspectors must meet the following criteria and will now have until July 6 to complete their assessment:

  • Current Building Inspectors
  • Register as a Class 1 Registered Building Inspector (RBI) by April 6
  • Undergoing competency assessment by an approved scheme by April 6
  • Not informed by an approved scheme of failing the competency assessment twice

Building Inspectors meeting these conditions can continue their building control duties for the RBI class they are assessed for until July 6, by which they must upgrade their registration to Class 2, 3, or 4. The transitional arrangements are now part of the Code of Conduct for RBIs, and as of March 14, 3,261 Building Inspectors had applied for registration.

The Welsh Government has stated that Building Inspectors in Wales must register by April 6 and now have until September 30 to complete their registration.