Formation of the Building Safety Regulator is a central plank of the government’s “biggest change in building safety for a generation.”
The regulator will raise building safety and performance standards including overseeing a more stringent regime for higher-risk buildings in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.
Chair of the HSE Martin Temple said: “HSE’s vast experience of working in partnership with industry and others to improve lives will ensure people are confident the creation of the new regulator is in good hands.”
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced a raft of measures “to ensure residents are safe in their homes.”
Jenrick said he will start to name and shame building owners where remediation has not started to remove unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding from their buildings.
The government will also consult on extending the ban on combustible materials to buildings below 18 metres.
Jenrick said: “The government is committed to bringing about the biggest change in building safety for a generation.
“Progress on improving building safety needs to move significantly faster to ensure people are safe in their homes and building owners are held to account.
“That’s why today I’m announcing a major package of reforms, including establishing the Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive to oversee the new regime and publishing consolidated guidance for building owners.
“Unless swift progress is seen in the coming weeks, I will publicly name building owners where action to remediate unsafe ACM cladding has not started.
“There can be no more excuses for delay, I’m demanding immediate action.”