review of health and safety legislation
A review of health and safety legislation
gives hope that the regulations will be simplified and
The Report's principle recommendations
- the "claims culture" could be reduced by introducing the
principle of "reasonable practicability" into regulations, where
strict liability on employers is not absolutely necessary or
removing the payment of compensation in the event of a breach
- those who are self-employed or whose activities pose little or
no risk of harm to others should be exempted from health and safety
- health and safety for employers should review and consolidate
regulations and codes of practice, and should be given control of
local authority inspection and enforcement to improve
The Government has welcomed this report and
has set out a timetable for the implementation of its
recommendations. No steps need to be taken at this stage, but you
should be aware of all regulations that affect your organisation.
It may be possible to review your efforts and save time and money
once the regulations have been reduced and amended.
View our Health and Safety team's full
article on the review here.
Please contact John Mitchell, Health and Safety specialist in
our Charities team, for
specific advice on the regulations that affect your organisation
and what measures you need to have in place or for information on
our fixed fee annual health and safety service.