JON VANSTONE has been appointed as chair of the Interim Industry Competence Committee (IICC) which advises on establishing the Building Safety Regulator.
Appointed to the post by HSE, Jon Vanstone is a name familiar to many in the roofing industry as a former RoofCert Delivery Director and a Trustmark Director. He is a non-executive director of the Trade Association Forum, National Home Improvement Council and remains chair of the Competent Persons Forum.
He is a member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and the BSI Competence in the Built Environment Committee.
The Industry Competence Committee (ICC) is one of three advisory committees provided for in the draft Building Safety Bill, which will deliver advice to the Building Safety Regulator and the industry on all competence-related matters.
The interim industry competence committee will support the development of a new regulatory framework for safe, sustainable buildings.
Dame Judith Hackitt, who led the Government review on building regulations and fire safety said: “I was encouraged to hear the strong commitment made by Jon Vanstone on his appointment as Chair of the Interim Industry Competence Committee as he takes up his role in supporting the Building Safety Regulator in delivery of more competent people throughout industry.
Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Buildings at the Health and Safety Executive, added: “I welcome Jon Vanstone’s appointment as the Chair of the IICC. Jon brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the role, and I look forward to working with him and his IICC colleagues in the important mission to improve the behaviour and competence of everyone involved in the safety of buildings and in helping to shape the BSR’s future role.”
Jon has built his career in the certification and accreditation of construction and is chair Certass Ltd which accredits installers.
Jon Vanstone said “I have a firm belief that the ICC is the best way that the construction industry can develop a consistent approach to raising competency standards, that will support the Building Safety Regulator in improving the design, construction and management of buildings to ensure that people can live safely and comfortably in their homes.
“As chair of the IICC, I am committed to enabling real collaboration to make the delivery of the formal ICC a future reality, whilst supporting the industry so that our new competency standards are effective in delivering the safety throughout the built environment that we should all expect.”