Reclaiming Health and Safety for All: An Independent Review of Health and Safety Legislation
- Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- 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.
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