Building Control Competence Framework (BICoF)

Building control professionals will, in future, have to register with the Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

It is expected the register will open from October 2023 before registration becomes a legal requirement in April 2024.

Building control professionals will be expected to demonstrate their competence in order to register with the BSR. 

The HSE published an early draft of the BICoF in May, and over the past few months have been engaging closely with building control stakeholders to further develop this framework to enable professionals to demonstrate the right skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours to register.  

The HSE have now launched a consultation on the latest version of the BICoF.

The framework applies to all building control professionals in both the public and private sectors, regardless of the type of buildings or building projects they work on, it does not only apply to those working on Higher Risk Buildings (HRBs).

If you work in the profession, are a stakeholder, or employ building control professionals it’s important the HSE hear your views on the competence framework.

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 Building inspector Competence Framework (BICoF) consultation – Page 2 of 5 – Health and Safety Executive – Citizen Space (

You can respond in writing

Write to the HSE 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

Email HSE at:

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