BSI has announced the release of the 3rd and final version of BSI Flex 8670: v3.0
2021-04, Built environment – Core criteria for building safety in competence frameworks – Code of practice
The Flex is the result of BSI's Project Advisory Group reaching consensus on the comments received during two
BSI’s Flex Standards provide a new, flexible way to develop consensus-based good practice that dynamically adapts to keep pace with fast-changing markets. BSI Flex standards are produced by the UK national standards body, BSI Standards Limited.
The development of BSI Flex 8670 has been sponsored by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and is part of a wider programme of work around competence in the built environment.
Although the BSI Flex development process has now concluded, BSI Flex 8670 will be transitioning into BS 8670
in 2022. In the interim, version 3 of BSI Flex 8670 is available to download and use from the following Link
It is also important to download the supporting documentation ("The future of BSI Flex 8670" and "Wider context") in order to understand the context for the work, how to interact with BSI Flex 8670 and the process going forward.
BSI is seeking feedback on using BSI Flex 8670 in the hopes that it can make BS 8670 even better. Please provide this, by answering some specific questions, via their Feedback Form
. Clause by clause commenting can be made through the Standards Development Portal
BSI Flex 8670 will be available until BS 8670 is published, unless authoritative advice is received to withdraw it. BSI asks that industry keep using BSI Flex 8670 until it is either superseded or withdrawn.