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Reclaiming Health and Safety for All: An Independent Review of Health and Safety Legislation

Cm. 8219

Author:
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Publisher:
TSO (The Stationery Office)

'Reclaiming Health and Safety for All: An Independent Review of Health and Safety Legislation (Cm. 8219)' focuses on the 200 or so regulations and the 53 approved codes of practice owned by the Health and Safety Executive. It concentrates on areas where evidence and contributions have indicated that regulations are putting undue costs on business whilst doing little to improve health and safety outcomes.

The general sweep of requirements set out in health and safety legislation are broadly fit for purpose, but there are a few that offer little benefit to health and safety and which the Government should remove, revise or clarify. The greater problem remains that regulatory requirements are misunderstood and applied inappropriately.

The Review makes the following recommendations in response:

  • to streamline the body of regulation;

  • re-direct enforcement activity towards business where there is the greatest risk of injury or ill health;

  • re-balance the civil justice system by clarifying the status of pre-action protocols; and

  • review of strict liability provisions.

Extent 106 pages ISBN 9780101821926
Size A4 Price £17.50
Format Paperback Published 28 Nov 2011
Availability Black and white copy, 1-3 days Availability help (opens in new window) Delivery Delivery options and charges
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