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    NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE CHAIR APPOINTED

    Government chooses supporter of greater HSE ‘commercialisation’hselogo1

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced Martin Temple as the new Chair of HSE and will take up the role from 1 May 2016, following Dame Judith Hackitt’s departure.

    Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson said:

    “I am delighted with Martin’s appointment. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and joins at a time when the work of the HSE in promoting health and safety amongst employers is as important as ever.

    I also want to take this opportunity to thank Judith Hackitt as the outgoing Chair. Under her leadership the organisation has gone from strength to strength.”

    Chargeable inspection for mature organisations?

    Martin Temple, the new Chair of the Health and Safety Executive said:

    “I am delighted to be appointed as HSE Chair. I hold a long-standing interest in Health and Safety and look forward to working with HSE and the board to build on its success as a world-leading workplace health and safety regulator and I look forward to this challenge and the opportunities ahead.”

    Mr Temple is described as an “experienced director”, having served on a number of boards in the public and charity sector.

    He has been previously involved with HSE, having led an independent Triennial Review of the Health and Safety Executive in 2014 which included proposals for greater commercialisation of HSE.

    The review of HSE by Mr Temple recommended, inter alia, that:

    “HSE investigate the provision of a voluntary, fully chargeable inspection service for organisations with mature health and safety management systems who wish to engage the assistance of the regulator in maintaining and improving their health and safety performance.”

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