Important Information

On 31 March 2024 CICAIR Ltd.’s  (“CICAIR”) designation by the Secretary of State in England and the Welsh Minister in Wales, to maintain and operate the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (“the Register”) was withdrawn.

Following royal assent of the Building Safety Act 2022, the Health and Safety Executive (‘‘HSE’’) established a new regulatory body, the Building Safety Regulator (“BSR”).

BSR has three main functions:

1. Overseeing the safety and standards of all buildings;

2. Regulation of the building control profession; and

3. Leading implementation of the new regulatory framework for ‘higher-risk’ buildings.

As part of the second function mentioned above, BSR will establish and maintain a register of building inspectors and a separate register of building control approvers (“the BSR Registers”), as a means of regulating the standards of building control professionals and increasing accountability across the sector. This will subsume CICAIR’s current role in maintaining and operating the Approved Inspectors Register with effect from April 2024.

Further information on the new regulatory regime for the building control profession can be found below.

Complaints about an Approved Inspector

Investigations relating to the conduct of Approved Inspectors that have either not yet been started by CICAIR, or have not concluded, will be passed on to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the organisational owner of the Building Safety Regulator (BSR), to be processed as closely as possible with existing  CICAIR  protocols.

If you lodged a complaint with CICAIR prior to the end of CICAIR’s designation, a member of the HSE team will contact you about your complaint.

If you have any questions, please contact