How we work
The STA take a collaborative approach, as only working together with our members can, we truly represent the structural timber industry on a national platform. The Association is run by an Operations team and a Board of Directors made up of representatives from some of the UK’s leading structural timber manufacturers and supply chain companies.
Our committees and forums are an essential part of the running and ongoing success of the STA. They are an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise and ensure that the STA continues to represent best practice and technical excellence. STA members, their customers and the wider construction industry benefit greatly from their work.
If you are interested in joining any of the committees or forums please contact Bob Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the full operating committees in detail please download the Organogram here.
Exists to ensure the commercial requirements of STA members are looked after within the UK construction industry and includes work such as the STA Terms & Conditions. The major projects being handled currently include an update to our Estimating Guide and a timber frame vs masonry costing exercise. In addition, the committee is responsible for seeking funding to carry out STA projects from sources such as Swedish Wood.
The Commercial Committee is chaired by John Capper
Health & Safety Committee
The group are there ensure STA members are kept up to date with the latest legislation and regulations on Health & Safety. The committee signposts members to relevant information and responds to industry requirements on behalf of its members through debate and discussion. Their current project is to analyse the latest HSE priorities and disseminate how they affect our members.
The Health & Safety committee is chaired by Andrew Orriss
Membership and Quality Standards Committee
This committee is responsible for all membership matters together with our recently introduced STA Assure Scheme. The committee oversees all membership audit processes including SiteSafe and member’s quality standards. With the UK construction sector requiring more and more evidence of quality, the STA is working hard to put clear water between members and non-members and persuade our specifiers and buyers to only use STA members. This group has responsibility for this agenda as well as keeping abreast of future trends and requirements.
The Membership and Quality Standards committee is chaired by Lawrence Young
PR & Marketing Committee
This committee is responsible for all ‘external’ facing work carried out by the STA including events, publications, newsletters, the website and PR articles. The committee is also responsible for all internal communications including website, newsletters and internal correspondence. Social media is an up and coming medium that is gaining increasingly in priority as a manner of promoting our sector and our members.
The PR & Marketing committee is chaired by Kevin Riley
This committee looks after our interests within the self-build and custom build sector. In particular it handles our involvement with exhibitions and shows and ensures good coverage within the STA website for this specific area of interest.
The Self-Build Committee is chaired by Terry Green
Skills and Training Committee
This group works closely with the CITB to analyse where up-skilling and training is required for our members. Projects such as the
Erector Mentoring Programme and Timber Frame Competency Scheme are good examples of successful collaboration between the two parties. This group was also responsible for seeking funding for our Fire Safety YouTube video. Currently, the committee is working with the CITB on Manufacturer/Designer Workbooks and is responsible for driving us towards 1st January 2019 when all STA Erectors must have 60% of their workforce through the Timber Frame Competency Scheme; and STA manufacturers may only use STA erectors thereby ensuring a high level of competency throughout our sector.
The Skills and Training Committee is chaired by John Dickie.
This committee ensures that the STA are well represented and are at the forefront of any technical aspect affecting the structural timber market. Priority projects led by this committee have, and continue to make, significant contributions to how we ‘protect and grow’ our market. The committee author the many technical documents available to members and their customers; advice notes, guidance papers and construction details. The group also undertakes talks across the country to stakeholder groups to promote structural timber construction. Steering working groups and technical forums sit under the main technical committee.
The Technical committee is chaired by Nic Clark.