1.  What is a Registered Signatory?

Companies, organisations and individuals can become Registered Signatories to the Building a Safer Future Charter. In doing so they can show their support for the Charter and its commitments. By signing up, Registered Signatories are also making a demonstration of their commitment to putting people’s safety first, above all other priorities.

Being a Registered Signatory is a commitment to become part of a learning community. It does not confer any rights to make claims about, nor is it an endorsement of the effectiveness of a company, organisation or individual’s approach to building safety. Promotion of being a Registered Signatory for  example, using the logo or any other brand asset is not permitted.

2. What is the process for becoming a Registered Signatory?

Any authorised representative of a Company or Organisation can complete an application to become Registered Signatories here.

As the Charter Registered Signatory status is a serious undertaking requiring an organisation to commit to ‘live’ and embed the principles of the Charter and its five commitments across their organisation, we ask that a senior representative (at CEO/MD) level, sign a Charter Commitment Declaration. During the application process you can enter details of this representative and the Charter Declaration document will be issued via direct email to them once the application is completed. Full details of the Commitments are available here.

The application process involves the head of the organisation, e.g. Chief Executive, Managing Director or similar, signing a Charter Declaration, committing their organisation to supporting  the Charter and its Commitments. Full details of the Commitments are available here.

Registered Signatory fees can be paid during the application process by completing a direct debit mandate or entering credit card details. You can also request an invoice which is emailed within 24 hours.

3. How much does it cost to become a Registered Signatory?

The Building a Safer Future Charter has been set up as a not-for-profit entity (Building a Safer Future Ltd). As a not-for-profit entity, there is a nominal fee based on an organisation’s annual turnover, to contribute to the administration and future development of the Charter and delivery of its Learning and Excellence Hub and other resources and updates. Full details for fees can be found here.

Additional fees, for new or additional services and products may apply as the Charter develops.  There is no obligation or commitment for Registered Signatories to access these if they chose not to.

4. How do I upload suggestions for content on the Learning and Excellence Hub?

To upload suggestions for content onto the Learning and Excellence Hub please login to the members only area via BSF LOGIN button and  complete the form here.

5. I am interested in accessing the Learning and Excellence Hub for useful building safety content, how do I do that?

To be able to access the Learning and Excellence Hub requires Registered Signatory or Charter Supporter status. To become a Registered Signatory or Charter Supporter, apply here.

6. As a Registered Signatory can colleagues sign up as well?

Included in your company registration fee is up to four additional named account logins to enable access to the Learning & Excellence Hub. Additional L&E Hub logins are available at £50.00 per login.

The first person to register is automatically allocated as the membership administrator and will need to add the names and email addresses of the colleagues that they wish to sign up using the ‘Manage Members’ link on your membership home page.

7. What are the typical timescales for the Building a Safer Future Champions process?

·        Distribution and completion of leadership and culture surveys = 2-4 weeks

·        Distribution and completion of corroborating elements = 4-6 weeks

·        Project assessment = 2-4 weeks

·        Reporting and final assessment = 2-4 weeks

·        Confirmation of outcome and status = 2-4 weeks.

8. How do I sign up for BSF Champion status?

You must first be a ‘Registered Signatory’ to the Charter in order to progress onto Building a Safer Future Champion status.

If you are already a Registered Signatory you can start the Building a Safer Future Champion process HERE

If you are not yet a Registered Signatory then you can set up an account below and begin the BSF Champions process HERE

9. What are the fees for BSF Champion status?

Link to fees page

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Thank you for your interest in the Building a Safer Future Charter.