Collaborate - Resident Engagement in Building Safety


Tpas is launching our next Collaborate, this time it's examining Resident Engagement in Building Safety. You will benefit from working with peers, Tpas and thought-provoking facilitators to develop innovative and effective routes to proven resident engagement in Building Safety. 

This project will include:  

  • Understanding the context and background to the Building Safety Act with regard to the expectations for effective resident engagement  
  • Providing a safe environment for you to learn and develop your ideas in a collaborative and collegiate way  
  • Resulting in you leaving with a tangible action plan based on your own contextual evidence, enabling you to deliver evidence-based engagement with residents living in high-risk buildings   

The project will conclude with a learning report showcasing findings from the project.   

Through a series of one-day in-person workshops, you will work through issues you and your organisations are facing in implementing successful engagement with residents in relation to Building Safety. Each organisation that joins will have up to four places at each workshop, creating sufficient space for colleagues to participate at a detailed level, or for a variety of colleagues to attend different sessions.  


Our programme starts in July 2023, includes leading facilitators from the sector across seven workshops; 

  • HSE (invited) 
  • Building Safety Regulator  
  • Michael Hill, Tpas National Consultancy Manager and Building Safety Resident Engagement Expert  
  • Pete Apps, Inside Housing
  • Gill Kernick, Author, Speaker, Campaigner
  • Anna O’Halloran, O’Halloran Consultancy Ltd  
  • Phil Hardy, Grand Union Housing Group, Executive Director
  • Dr Simon Williams, Service Insights Ltd (invited) 
  • Brent O’Halloran, National Building Safety Expert, Lecturer and consultant  
  • Ian Wright, Disruptive Innovators Network Ltd (invited) 
  • Emma Flynn, Tenant Engagement Consultant Ltd 



The benefits of joining

  • It will assist you in complying with the obligations of the Building Safety Act, including the concepts of accountability and responsibility 

  • Provide you with a clear direction for delivering successful resident engagement, informing the legal requirement of a Building Safety Resident Engagement Strategy for each HRB 

  • Hear from Tpas and other thought-leaders, including the HSE (and BSR) on expectations and proven techniques 

  • Help you create your own solutions based on evidence developed by working both with peers, but also through practical application of learning within your own organisation 

  • Deliver a real difference to residents 

  • Ensure that residents are more likely to feel safe, and be safe 

  • Develop a blue-print to overcome barriers to engagement across many services 

  • Develop future practice, supporting the sector to innovate 

  • Motivate your colleagues and stakeholders to understand the importance of engaging with residents 

  • Create a sense of urgency within organisations to deliver results 


Our expertise is built upon:

  • Facilitating sessions with residents for the Government Green Paper Roadshows in the aftermath of Grenfell  
  • Being part of DLUHC’s Resident Advisory Group that helped develop the Building Safety Bill 
  • Speaking with sector leaders and organisations looking to tackle to challenges of meaningful resident engagement in building safety 
  • Delivering building safety specific training and facilitation to staff and residents that live and work within in high-risk buildings across the country 
  • Being a member of the Building Safety regulator’s Statutory Residents‘ Panel 
  • Development of a framework for resident engagement strategies within the Building Safety Bill


Find out about our work in Building Safety


Cost for the entire programme per organisation is £8499 plus VAT and includes up to four colleagues places at each workshop and inclusion in the end of research report. 

For more information, contact Michael Hill at