New Building Advisory Committee constituted by HSE
14 February 2023
THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has played host to the inaugural meeting of the Building Advisory Committee established under the Building Safety Act in order to advise and inform the Building Safety Regulator. The gathering was chaired by Peter Baker, the HSE’s Chief Inspector of Buildings.
Along with the Residents’ Panel and the Industry Competence Committee, which are now being established, the Building Advisory Committee will constitute the new forums created as part of the building safety reforms.
The members of the Building Advisory Committee are Richard Blyth, Hywel Davies, Andrew Lawrence, Simon Lay, Nick Mellor, Paul Mooney, Andy Mullins, Paul Nash, Suzannah Nichol, Benjamin Ralph, Niall Rowan, Aman Sharma and Martin Taylor.
Members have been appointed on an independent basis on their ability to represent stakeholders across their respective areas of the built environment. They are not representing the company or organisation for whom they work.
Further, members of the Building Advisory Committee will serve for a period of three years and are drawn from diverse industry backgrounds. Their collective experience and knowledge will ensure that the Building Advisory Committee provides insightful advice and information to the Building Safety Regulator in order to deliver sustainable, positive and practical improvements across the built environment.
The work of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee – itself established to advise the Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on matters relating to the Building Regulations – will continue until consultation has occurred on the necessary secondary legislation.
The Building Advisory Committee will start to provide technical advice to the Building Safety Regulator from this point onwards.