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Review of the implementation of the National Local Authority Enforcement Code for Health and Safety at Work – One year on – Seeking your views.

August 8, 2014

HSE is reviewing the implementation of the National Local Authority Enforcement Code (the Code).  We are seeking views from local authorities, businesses, as well as bodies representing these groups, including organisations that represent employers or employees (e.g. Trade Associations, Trade Unions etc.), to test perceptions and identify ways to improve implementation.    If you have an […]

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Refreshed LAU web-pages launched

September 13, 2013

The HSE’s  Local Authority Unit web-pages have been updated and refreshed, providing up-to-date information on how HSE works in partnership with Local Authority (LA) health and safety co-regulators  and the recently launched LA National Enforcement Code as well as linking to information on HSE’s work with LA enforced businesses.

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New LA National Code launched

May 29, 2013

A new code has been launched to improve the targeting of health and safety inspections – ensuring that local authority checks are more focused on serious risks and poor performers.            The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the National Local Authority Enforcement Code following a public consultation. Local authorities are expected to target proactive […]

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LA NATIONAL CODE CONSULTATION – Closes 1st March 2013

February 22, 2013

There is one week left to take part in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consultation on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor risk control. The LA National Code aims to ensure greater consistency and a tighter […]

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CIEH Health and Safety Conference – 4 March 2013 (15 Hatfields, London)

February 21, 2013

With the regulatory environment subject to recent change, what  does the future hold for health and safety direction and practice?  CIEH is holding a one day conference to provide industry and Local Authority professionals with the latest developments in delivering the recommendation for a National Code for LA enforcement.  The agenda will explore the impact of the changes for LA health […]

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Consultation published – Views sought on code to improve targeting of local authority inspections

December 31, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a consultation on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor performance.  The LA National Code aims to ensure greater consistency and a tighter focus in the enforcement of health and safety […]

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HELA Meeting – 28 June 2012

August 7, 2012

  HELA meets approximately twice a year and provides strategic oversight of partnership working between HSE and LAs acrossGreat Britain. The development of a National Code for local authority H&S enforcement activity and statistical data on LA inspection/visit data for 2011/12 were the main topics discussed at the latest meeting on 28 June 2012. Papers […]

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Re-appointment of Chair to the Health and Safety Executive

July 5, 2012

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions recently announced the re-appointment of Judith Hackitt CBE as the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Judith was first appointed as Chair of the then Health and Safety Commission in October 2007, for a period of five years. Following re-appointment, Judith will serve for three further […]

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Have your say on HSE’s Approved Code of Practice review

July 5, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). The review is part of HSE’s work to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they can do to comply with health and safety law, […]

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Health and Safety Newsletter – June 2012

July 5, 2012

The latest issue of the Health & Safety Newsletter is now available.    All the latest news, health and safety advice, case studies, court stories and guidance is now available to everyone free of charge – it’s all just a click away.   Become a regular subscriber   Read or download the latest issue of […]

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