Building Standards Workforce Data Collection Analysis Report 2022

The Building Standards Workforce Data Collection Analysis Report 2022 provides a national-level view of the challenges facing the building standards profession in relation to resourcing, development of competencies and levels of turnover.

1.0 Introduction

1.1. The annual workforce data collection exercise was first introduced in July 2019, and is carried out annually on 31 July each year. It provides a nationally consistent approach to measure and track changes in the building standards verification workforce in Scotland.

1.2. It provides a national picture for the building standards verification service about the changes and challenges faced including:

  • the level of supply and demand
  • resourcing
  • the competency of the building standards profession; and
  • identifies where change is needed for resilience.

1.3. Annual monitoring is required to measure changes to the verification workforce. This includes evidence of how the workforce strategy has supported changes to the workforce and development of the profession. The 2022 report identifies where actions are on track and also where the desired outcomes are still to be achieved. Benefits from the workforce strategy are being achieved during the delivery phase and are expected to accrue for some time thereafter leading to a more sustainable workforce.

1.4. The 2022 data has been baselined against the 2020 and 2021 data to provide a three year trend analysis. The analysis and the findings are given in this report.

1.5. To provide context to the changes evidenced in the workforce, the report includes case studies from three verifiers in Annex A.



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