Snelling appointed new APS president

Mark Snelling
Mark Snelling (Image: APS)

Mark Snelling has been appointed as the new president of the Association for Project Safety (APS). 

He takes over from Ray Bone, who remains as an adviser to the board of directors, and his term of office will run until 31 January 2027.

Snelling is a health, safety and fire consultant for The Property Institute and a member of the HSE’s Interim Industry Competence Committee’s capability and capacity work group. He is a founder director of the Building Safety Alliance. 

Snelling is also the technical author for The Property Institute health and safety and fire safety guidance notes and has written guidance for APS and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. He is chartered builder (MCIOB), graduate member of IOSH (Grad IOSH) and Fellow of the APS (FaPS).

‘Critical time for UK construction’

Snelling said: “This is a critical time for the UK’s construction sector – there is a huge amount of work to do, and the industry has to gear up to do this safely, quickly and well. 

“I believe there are great opportunities for APS and its members. I am determined they will be able to rely on the association to keep their professional skills at the forefront of what is needed in today’s challenging environment and on APS to allow them to demonstrate their competence. 

“Our new competency registers – starting with the Principal Designer Building Regulations register that is coming on stream in April – as well as the work I have been doing on organisational capability, will mean clients and contractors can have confidence in the ability of APS members to carry out the duty-holder tasks construction laws demand.

“The UK’s built environment needs to up its game and APS is at the heart of developments on what competence looks like and how it can be demonstrated.”

Independent chair Professor Sam Allwinkle said: “Mark brings a wealth of industry experience to the role and a deep commitment to shaping the future of competence and safety standards in the UK’s built environment. Mark’s industry leadership is exemplary, and I believe his work developing standards for dutyholders and practices will make the sector a safer place for everyone.” 

The association will hold elections for president elect in due course. 

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