RIDDOR requires a proper review, says the health and safety profession

Health and safety enforcers and specialists have called for a full review of the RIDDOR Regulations in order to clarify rather than simplify them, accusing the HSE of having no evidence to back up the "deregulatory" proposals in its recently concluded consultation. Read More

HSE accused of speaking with a forked tongue on occupational health

Occupational health specialists within the HSE are aghast at its plan to reduce ill-health prevention even further, saying it totally contradicts the regulator's erstwhile message that health matters. Read More

Inspectors share experiences to celebrate Robens ‘revolution’

The union Prospect is today (19 July) celebrating the 40th anniversary of a ground-breaking report, which transformed the UK's health and safety landscape. Read More

Prospect ponders ‘regulatory revolution’ at parliamentary forum

The union that represents HSE inspectors held a health and safety reception in Parliament last month to debate the findings of the Löfstedt review, plans to extend charging for inspections, and the Government's wider deregulation agenda. Read More

Award-winner emphasises the significant role played by safety reps

A Sellafield worker has won a top award for his efforts as a health and safety rep for his union, Prospect. Read More

New regulatory body for nuclear industry

The Government has vowed to bring forward legislation to establish a new independent statutory body to regulate the nuclear-power industry. Read More

Construction deaths report supports statutory directors’ duties

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has finally published the long-awaited report into the underlying causes of fatal accidents in the construction industry. Read More

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