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The influence of ignorance on government policy

In the second part of Lauren’s blog she looks at what has been happening in health and safety over the Read More

Löfstedt welcomes progress on reforms but urges more EU engagement

Professor Ragnar Löfstedt has praised the HSE on the progress it has made in implementing a number of his recommendations for health and safety reform, but he has urged the Government to be more active in its dealings with European risk-management policy-makers. Read More

Minister hails progress on health and safety regulatory reform

Getting rid of regulations won't undermine the UK's good record on health and safety but will improve its bad record on red tape, said Employment minister Chris Grayling, as he launched a progress report on implementation of the Government's health and safety reforms. Read More

Teachers condemn health and safety cuts as “reckless”

The lives of children and adults are being put at risk as a result of the Government's continual proclamations that a more 'common-sense' approach to health and safety be taken in schools. Read More

Scotland consults on adventure-activities safety model

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on how to regulate adventure activities, following the UK Government's plan to replace the statutory Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) with a new voluntary code of practice. Read More

RIDDOR reporting period extension gets the green light

The reporting period for injuries sustained at work is to be extended from three to seven days, following analysis of responses to the consultation on RIDDOR carried out earlier this year. Read More

“Low-risk” shops and offices to receive far fewer inspections

Unnecessary health and safety inspections of shops and offices are to be cut by a third, under plans unveiled by the Government yesterday (23 May). Read More

Consultants’ register now up and running

The online consultants' register launched at the end of January is now live to search, following sign-up by more than 1600 health and safety professionals. Read More

IOSH 11 – HSE chair outlines plans for cost cutting and recovery in challenging times

The goal for the HSE in the coming year Read More

Have your say on amending RIDDOR

The consultation on amending the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) in line with the proposals made by Lord Young last year is now live. Read More



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