Round two of regulations rout announced
The next tranche of health and safety regulations to be removed has been revealed by the HSE, which has opened a consultation on the proposals.
Consultation Document 239 seeks views on the axing of one Act, 12 sets of Regulations and one Order, as well as the withdrawal of approval for one ACoP – all of which, according to the HSE, are either redundant or have been superseded by more up-to-date legislation, or they have not delivered their expected benefits.
Many of the instruments date back some years – including the Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922, the Gasholders (Record of Examinations) Order 1938 and the Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960. More recent legislation suggested for the chop includes the Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989 and the Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010.
As reported by SHP last month, the Docks Regulations 1988 are also included in the proposals, despite union protests that this will remove safeguards for what remains “a deadly industry”.
This consultation is the second to be launched in the wake of Prof Ragnar Löfstedt’s review of health and safety, which recommended the revocation of several sets of legislation. The first – which proposed the removal of seven statutory instruments – closed on 12 March.
The new consultative document has been divided into six annexes and interested parties can respond to them individually. The consultation closes on 4 July and, if the proposals are accepted, the changes are likely to come into force in April 2013.
CD239 – Proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures can be viewed on the HSE website here.
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