Slips, Trips and Falls 2016

The Way Forward

Farmers & Fletchers, London, 4th & 5th of October 2016

Brian Newell

The Tile Association (TTA)

Brian Newell, chairman and founder of Shackerley (Holdings) Group Limited, has worked in the ceramic tiling industry for over 55 years. He has been involved in the creation and development of the standards that underpin the ceramic tiling industry since the 1980s, at a British, European and International level. This work earned him the BSI Award of ‘International Standards Maker’ in 2014.   

Since the 2000s, Brian has represented the ceramic tile industry as UK Delegation Leader on CEN TC for European Standards and on the ISO TC189 international standards Technical Committee.  In 2012 he was appointed the Convenor of a new ISO working group established to develop the very first set of international guidelines to cover ceramic wall and floor tile installation.

A founder member and longstanding Director of the UK Tile Association (TTA), and Chairman of TTA Technical Committee, Brian is an expert in slip resistant flooring and a member of the UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG). He represented the TTA within the Slip STD Collective Research group and played a key role in the development and publication of the first Publicly Available Specification (PAS) and the establishment of ‘standard slip resistant calibrated surfaces’ for reference by testing houses and flooring manufacturers.

Brian is the UK Expert and Delegation Leader to ISO TC189 WG10 Committee for evaluating slip resistance test instruments and presenting recommendations for an international standard.  

Brian will be reporting to the Slips, Trips and Falls conference about the previous day’s meeting of Slip STD Consortium experts, held at the British Standards Institute.