The Building a Safer Future Charter (BSF Charter) has been created to promote an urgent and positive culture and behaviour change in the safety of the built environment. It is about putting people’s safety first in how we plan for, design, build, maintain, and look after the safety of the buildings we live, work or play in and protect those that use them.
BSF are seeking to appoint additional contractors to join the small team of existing Assessors.
In addition, BSF’s new sister not-for-profit organisation, the Construction Product Information Ltd (CPI Ltd), are seeking to appoint their first pool of Verifiers.
CPI Ltd will guard and administer the new Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) which will promote an urgent and positive culture and behaviour change in the construction product manufacturing industry. It is a direct response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future Review set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The Role for Both Organisations
Both roles offer flexibility and would suit those looking for a part-time position or for a role that fits around existing commitments. If you are a current or retired experienced industry professional, with a wide and comprehensive knowledge of the UK construction or another high-hazard safety related industry where similar assessment and verification techniques are used, then this role is ideal for you.
Assessors and Verifiers are self-employed and remunerated per organisational assessment and can carry out as many or few assessments as they would like, initially subject to the number of organisations signing up and registering.
Assessors and Verifiers will need to provide their own mobiles and IT equipment – Assessors would ideally have 4G for remote access. A high level of IT skills would be preferable. Assessors and Verifiers must have their own professional indemnity insurance to a level of £1 million for the BSF and £2 million for CPI Ltd. Assessors will need to be able to travel freely around the UK (once restrictions are lifted) and will be reimbursed for travel. It is not expect that Verifiers will be required to travel often.
Assessors and Verifiers will receive a prorated day rate, plus any travel expenses. It is expected that assessment and verification of smaller companies may take 2-3 days, but for larger companies it may take 6-8 days. The fee paid also covers the administration involved with arranging the visits and interviews, writing up the subsequent report and dealing with any subsequent queries from the company or the Charter and Code’s administration office.
Prospective Assessors and Verifiers should appreciate that the process of selecting and appointing new Assessors can be protracted, often taking several weeks to complete, as this involves both assessment and observation in the role. Ideally, the BSF are looking for a geographical spread of Assessors across the UK.
If you have any questions on BSF, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on CPI Ltd, please contact email@example.com