Becoming a Registered Signatory is a serious organisational undertaking, it is an important commitment backed up by action. When becoming a Registered Signatory, it is a requirement that a senior representative sign the Charter commitment declaration on behalf of their organisation. In doing so, they are making a declaration, at the highest level, that their organisation is committed to supporting the principles of the Charter and putting safety first.
Signing the Charter is a practical first step, we encourage registered signatories to continue their journey of continuous improvement by becoming a Building a Safer Future Champion.
The UK Government’s Independent Safety Steering Group. recommends that any organisation working throughout the entire lifecycle of a building signs the Charter.
Signing-up to the Building a Safer Future Charter is open to any organisation involved in pre, during and post-construction activity (including maintenance and residential/community organisations). This may include, but is not limited to:
Charter Registered Signatories will:
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.
We have produced the following guidelines for organisations that become Registered Signatories to the Charter. These are to be used for any internal/external communications which are undertaken with regards to being a Registered Signatory. You are required to always adhere to these guidelines.
The use or reproduction of the Building a Safer Future logo is not permitted.
When planning any communication for internal/external use, you may use the following text in relation to being a Registered Signatory:
“[Your organisation’s name] is pleased to become a Registered Signatory of the Building a Safer Future Charter. [Your organisation’s name] recognises that becoming a Registered Signatory is an important first step towards achieving the culture and behavioural change required in relation to the Charter’s objectives around building safety. In confirming our support as a Registered Signatory, we will now be working to ensure that we embed the principles of the Charter into our organisation’s activities.”