National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2015

Building management

76 Introduction

(1)

Buildings provide for safety, economic and social well-being, and lifeline utilities services.

(2)

The Building Act 2004 and subordinate instruments aim to ensure the effective structural and functional performance of buildings and structures, and the safety of people in and around them (which includes ensuring that buildings are not constructed on land known to pose a hazard).

(3)

Building management requires having co-ordinated readiness, response, and recovery arrangements in place that involve building owners, territorial authorities, CDEM Groups, agencies, and building professionals.