BSI Flex 8670 V3.0

BSI Flex 8670 v3.0:2021-04

Built environment. Core criteria for building safety in competence frameworks. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : April 2021

BSI Flex 8670 has been created in response to findings from the Hackitt review. This review highlighted a fragmented approach to – and a lack of consistency in – the processes and standards for assuring the competence of those working on buildings as a major flaw in the current regulatory system. Accordingly, BSI Flex 8670 will provide a set of core principles of competence, including leading and managing safety, communicating safety, delivering safety, risk management, regulations and processes, building systems, ethics, and fire/life safety.

BSI Flex is a new dynamic and iterative standardization approach. Accordingly, this standard is the result of work undertaken virtually by a team of industry stakeholders to agree on content to release to the marketplace quickly.

This method permits a rapid response to industry changes and can result in the publication of several versions a year.

However, the BSI Flex development process has now come to its conclusion and BSI Flex 8670 will begin transitioning into BS 8670 in 2022. BSI will make BSI Flex 8670 available until BS 8670 is published, unless we receive authoritative advice to withdraw it. We ask that industry keep using BSI Flex 8670 until it is either superseded or withdrawn.

Offered as a free-to-use resource, BSI Flex 8670 is intended to inform the development of future competence frameworks (or be used to map against existing frameworks) in the built environment sector.

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Standard NumberBSI Flex 8670 v3.0:2021-04
TitleBuilt environment. Core criteria for building safety in competence frameworks. Code of practice
Publication Date30 April 2021
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 1990:2002+A1:2005, ISO 10015:2019, BS 9999, BS 9991, BS 5975, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, ISO/IEC 17024, PAS 525
ReplacesBSI Flex 8670 v2.0:2020-12
DescriptorsOccupational safety, Construction works, Buildings, Construction, Safety
ISBN978 0 539 17640 7
File Size15.19 MB

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