SBSC exists to support the Scottish building services industry delivery of the Certification requirements of The Building (Scotland) Act 2003.
The Building (Scotland) Act 2003 introduced a new building standards system for Scotland that raises standards and simplifies the approval of many design and construction activities for building owners, verifiers (local authorities) and the industry.
The 2003 Act allows competent individuals to be appointed as Approved Certifiers of Design and Approved Certifiers of Construction. Properly qualified professionals who become Approved Certifiers have the authority to certify work they do as part of a building warrant is compliant with building regulations.
SBSC is an information portal for building standards certification. Information is provided on the benefits of becoming an Approved Certifier and having work certified in relation to building warrants and completion certificates. There are links to specific certification scheme websites for more information on work which can be certified and how to apply for scheme membership. SBSC is also used by Approved Certifiers of Construction to generate certificates that are taken as proof of compliance when submitted with the completion certificate.
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The Certification Register contains the only definitive list of qualified professionals who can certify work in Scotland. The register is hosted by the Scottish Government and can only be accessed on the Building Standards Division website at www.Scotland.gov.uk/bsd. The register contains membership details for all certification schemes and identifies Approved Certifiers working in your area. To find an approved certifier use the register to contact the Certification Coordinator at the firm employing the Approved Certifier.
For information about approved certification schemes please use the following links to scheme websites.
More information on the Scottish Building Standards system is available from the Building Standards Division (BSD) website at www.scotland.gov.uk/bsd and guidance is contained in the Scottish Building Standards Procedural Handbook.
Details on the operations of certification schemes are available in the appropriate Scheme Guides approved by Scottish Ministers.