Role of Principal Designer in the spotlight

Public consultation open for PAS 8671

14 December 2021

The public consultation for PAS 8671, a new framework for competence of individual Principal Designers and designated individuals working under the Organisation Principal Designer, closes in less than a fortnight.

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, is seeking comments from residents and people in the housing, construction, fire, and safety industries by 24 January 2022.

Whilst the framework will only currently apply to projects in England, similar models may apply to Northern Ireland some time in the future.

The standard is a part of the Built Environment Competence Programme, which supports the Building Safety Bill to raise competence requirements for three newly regulated roles which are those of Principal Designer, Principal Contractor and Building Safety Manager. It is sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.