BSD/LABSS liaison group
Local Authority Building Standards Scotland works closely with BSD. Formal meetings are held on a regular basis where any problems or issues arising from the legislation and procedures or from common building practices are discussed. Agreed guidance is produced, where necessary, to aid common understanding and to encourage the effective operation of the building standards system.
Certification scheme providers liaison group
This group comprises representatives from ALL of the Certification Scheme Providers, BSD and LABSS meets regularly to discuss the effectiveness of the certification schemes and to engender partnership working between the certifiers and the verifiers. Research projects commissioned by BSD into the relationship between certifier checking of certified work and verifier checking of non-certified work has been carried out recently looking at the Structures Scheme and the Electrical Scheme.
SER/BSD/LABSS liaison group
Local Authority Building Standards Scotland works with BSD and the Certifiers of Structures - SER Ltd. Regular liaison meetings are held to highlight any problems or issues arising from the schemes and agreed guidance is produced, where possible, to aid common understanding and to encourage the effective operation of the certification.
LABSS Stakeholder Liaison Groups
These are ad-hoc groups formed when necessary to meet with customers to aid common understanding and to encourage the effective operation of the building standards system by:
- Exchanging and sharing information and practice with relevant/related organisations:
- To improve compliance
- To remove barriers development
- To achieve “better regulation” practice
- To aid and supplement government working
- To develop national policies, and
- Reacting to customer feedback/issues