Assigned Certifier – A Site Manager’s Approach


Building owners, designers and construction companies have a legal obligation under the Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014 (BCAR) to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant requirements of the ever-changing Technical Guidance documents and Building Regulations. The legislation requires the nomination of a competent person as an “Assigned Certifier” to inspect the works to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations.

The role of Assigned Certifier is critical to the implementation of the new regulations.  During the construction process, the Assigned Certifier monitors the works and both the Builder and the Assigned Certifier sign and issues a Certificate of Compliance on Completion.

The Assigned Certifier is now an integral part of any project team and must be a registered professional (Chartered Engineer, Chartered Building Surveyor or Registered Architect) with the relevant experience and competency in relation to complex construction projects.

Anybody who works in site level managerial or supervisory roles should have a broad comprehension of the BCAR process in order to understand their role as an SME building contractor, and how they are expected to interact with other stakeholders in the project.

CIF Learning & Development offers construction managers and supervisors a one-day innovative course that is designed to provide them with the knowledge and understanding necessary to deal effectively and efficiently with the Assigned Certifier at every stage of the construction process.

Attending this course will enable participants to prepare a guideline plan to manage the BCAR certification and documentation onsite during the construction project.  They will also learn about the wide range of Ancillary Certificates published for BCAR compliance and where to find information on which ones to use under a variety of differing circumstances.

This course is a quick and easy way for those who want to take their construction career to the next level as site managers and supervisors without having to take time out of work to get qualified.  What’s more, the course also provides participants with 7 structured CIRI CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Points.

The following link will give you full details of Working with The Assigned Certifier a Site Managers Approach Programme.

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