Since signing the agency agreement with MHCLG, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has begun to make progress towards establishing a Building Safety Regulator. The Interim Industry Competence Committee (IICC) was established to advise the shadow building safety regulator on promoting safety and efficiency within the High Risk Buildings (HRB) system. As per the recommendations in Ms. Judith Hackett’s review, the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) is to be replaced with two committees, the Industrial Efficiency Committee and the Building Advisory Committee. The establishment of the Temporary Industrial Efficiency Committee is a major step forward in establishing and supporting the establishment of the new Building Safety Regulator, which will be formalized when the Building Safety Act becomes law. This temporary committee will play a critical role in creating the new regulatory regime, building on industry work to improve the behavior and efficiency of everyone involved in building safety. David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer of NAPIT commented, “I am very grateful to have been invited to IICC and am pleased to accept the appointment. As Vice President of the Professional People Forum and a key contributor to the MHCLG Minimum Technical Competency Review, I see the industry’s ongoing efforts to enhance standards and efficiencies since The tragedy of Grenfell, particularly the growing recognition that qualifications alone do not prove skill.The new building safety regulator will play an important role in ensuring that this work results in compliant and efficiently completed work and that the IICC is a key step in this journey.For more information visit the NAPIT website.