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Building Services Legislation

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This training course presents the raft of legislation that affects the design, installation and operation of building services and explains how they apply to your project or building


Do you understand your responsibilities under CDM 2015?
Do you know which legislation gives requirements for legionella risk assessments?

A whole raft of legislation affects the design, installation and operation of building services. Each piece of legislation has its own guidance documents and enforcement mechanisms. Understanding how these apply to your project or building can be difficult. This course aims to demystify the process.

This course focuses legislation applicable in England. In some cases, different legislation applies in other parts of the UK. If you would like to request that legislation covering Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland is covered on the course, please contact the lecturer, David Bleicher with sufficient notice.

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Who should attend

This course is suitable for designers, installers, building owners or facilities managers who need an understanding of what they should be doing to comply with the law.


This course aims to:

  • provide delegates with an understanding of the various pieces of legislation that affects building services.
  • explain the enforcement mechanisms.
  • demonstrate using practical examples how legislation is applied in real life.
  • highlight recent and forthcoming changes to legislation.
  • provide sources of further information such as websites, books and journal articles

Content and timings

Registration commences at 0900 and the course will run from 0930 until 1630. Lunch and refreshments are included.

The following legislation is covered:

  • Building Regulations
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
  • Equality Act (in the context of adjustments to buildings to accommodate disabilities)
  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Energy Performance Regulations (energy performance certificates, display energy certificates and air conditioning inspections)
  • F-Gas Regulations
  • Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations
  • Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations
  • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Legionella (which is covered by COSHH and other regulations)
  • Pressure Equipment Regulations and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations

If you would like to request that any other legislation is covered on the course, please contact the lecturer, David Bleicher with sufficient notice.


Delegates are provided with a copy of all the slides presented, and a BSRIA Guide of their choice


David Bleicher

David has a background in building services design, with experience of mechanical and electrical design both in the UK and in the USA. He joined BSRIA in 2005 and has worked on research projects, design reviews and he also leads the BSRIA training programme. Read David's full profile.

In-company training

This course can be run in-company. We can also customise courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For more information, or for a quote email

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA
  • CPD Hours: 6