The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that Peter Baker, their current Director of Building Safety and Construction, will start in the new post of Chief Inspector of Buildings immediately. This comes following recommendations in the Dame Judith Hackitt report, ‘Building a Safer Future’ following the Grenfell tragedy. In response to the appointment, Peter Baker says “I am honoured to be appointed as the first Chief Inspector of Buildings and for the opportunity to play a lead role in bringing about the biggest change in building safety for a generation. I look forward to working with government, industry, partner regulators, and residents to shape and deliver a world-class, risk-based regulatory system for the safety and standards of buildings that residents can have confidence in and that we can all be proud of.”
HSE’s announcement can be found here.