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    PROGRESS REPORT ON GOVERNMENT H&S REFORMS

    dwplogo1HSE view on Government health and safety reforms report

    The recently appointed HSE Chief Executive Dr. Richard Judge has commented on the report providing the final update on the work done on implementing Professor Löfstedt’s recommendations, as well as the recommendations in Lord Young of Graffham’s earlier report ‘Common Sense, Common Safety’.

    The report provides a comprehensive overview of the government progress with health and safety reforms.

    Significant progress in reducing regulatory burdens

    HSE CEO Dr. Richard Judge said

    “This final progress report from the Department for Work and Pensions marks a major milestone in the achievements HSE has made in delivering reforms to health and safety legislation and guidance.

    Through both the dedication of our staff and close engagement with business and other stakeholders, we have simplified and modernised a large amount of regulation without compromising standards of protection for workers.

    There have been a number of reviews of health and safety in recent years and they have all shown that the system we have in Great Britain remains fit for purpose.

    We have made significant progress in reducing regulatory burdens for business by further helping them understand what they need to do to keep their workers safe.

    We have tackled over interpretation of legal requirements and reduced the overall stock of legislation by 50%. We have also undertaken an extensive guidance review.

    HSE is 40 years old this year. Having demonstrated our ability to evolve, we will continue to adapt and embrace new ways of working, and through close engagement with business and other stakeholders, ensure regulations remain effective and fit for purpose.

    We are proud of our regulatory system and what it has achieved in protecting the lives of workers in Great Britain.”

     

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