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“Common sense, common safety – progress report”

The Department for Work and Pensions has published a report on the progress of health and safety reforms recommended by Lord Young in October 2010.

The following are examples of steps already taken

  • In response to the call for risk assessments to be simplified for low hazard workplaces, the HSE has set up on its website four risk assessment tools for low hazard premises –  charity shops, offices, shops and classrooms and has published advice for voluntary organisations as well as further online tools and revised guidance
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) was launched on 21 March 2011- this lists only accredited health and safety consultants
  • To help schools simplify the process for taking children on trips and to understand their duty of care, the Department of Education published revised advice on 2 July 2011

There are many other aspects of the current system which are under review or are the subject of consultations. The report can be found at –

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/cscs-progress-21mar11.pdf

Below you will see the usual contact details for the Employment Team.  Our health & safety experts are Sarah Wheadon and Cliff Morris and they can be contacted on:-

Sarah Wheadon:
DL : 023 8048 2109
E : sarah.wheadon@parissmith.co.uk

Cliff Morris:
DL : 023 8048 2289
E : cliff.morris@parissmith.co.uk

 

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