Building inspector Competence Framework (BICoF) consultation

Closed 9 Dec 2022

Opened 31 Oct 2022

Results updated 17 Mar 2023

This consultation closed on 31 October 2022. Feedback received through the consultation has been considered and used to shape and refine our proposals.

We intend to publish the draft Building inspector competence framework (BICoF) in April 2023. The BICoF is expected to come into force April 2024.



About this consultation

Here you will find information about the Building Inspector Competence Framework (BICoF) from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as well as the consultation we are running on the framework.

The BICoF applies to all who wish to register with the BSR as a Building Inspector, whether they work in the private or public sector. 

We want to know your views on our proposals. We will use your views to shape and refine the BICoF.

You will need to read the profiles for the registration classes and the detailed competencies described in the document to take part.

We intend to publish the final BICoF in April 2023.

Responding to this consultation

You can respond online

This is probably the easiest way for most people to reply. The questions for the online consultation are within the online assessment which you can access at the bottom of this page. 

You can respond in writing

Write to us at this address:

BICoF consultation
Health and Safety Executive
Building Safety Regulator programme
2.2 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
L20 7HS

You can respond by email

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 The consultation will close on 09 December 2022 (BST). You must respond by this date. 


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