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Call for evidence on health and safety legislation for the Löfstedt Review

May 26, 2011

The Löfstedt Review into health and safety legislation, announced by the Minister for Employment in March, has issued a call for evidence, inviting views from all interested parties on the scope for reducing the burden of health and safety regulation on UK businesses whilst maintaining health and safety outcomes. As set out in the finalised […]

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Guidance on Cosmetic Dental Services including Teeth Whitening

May 26, 2011

After a successful prosecution by the General Dentist Council (GDC) of a non-registrant for performing tooth whitening, the following information should be taken into account. The Health and Safety (Enforcement Authority) Regulations 1998 state that all work carried out under supervision or control of a dentist is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) this will include work […]

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Update to HSE’s Enforcement Guide for England and Wales

May 26, 2011

This is a short overview of changes to HSE’s Enforcement Guide for full details go to http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/enforcementguide/  Sentencing and prosecution costs The prosecutor should confirm whether the defendant holds liability insurance cover with the defence prior to sentence. This has may have an affect on costs and time of payment. The cost of using PNC […]

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Current Red Tape Challenge

May 26, 2011

The Cabinet Office website is open for your thoughts on regulation in the Road Transport sector and hospitality, food and drink sector– and how regulation can be cut.  http://www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/home/index/

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Joint Guidance for Reduced Proactive Inspections

May 26, 2011

Following on from the launch in March, by Employment Minister Chris Grayling, of the next steps in the Government’s plan for reform of health and safety system in Britain,  a statement has been jointly prepared by HSE and the Local Government Group. It is intended to assist LA regulators in determining the use of proactive interventions […]

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Cutting through red tape – Retail Sector

April 19, 2011

Have your say – every few weeks The Cabinet Office publish all the regulations affecting one specific sector or industry and some regulations which apply to all sectors.  From 7 April to 5 May the site is open for your thoughts on regulation in the retail sector – and how it can be cut. To make things […]

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Workplace health and safety – how to make a complaint

April 19, 2011

If anyone considers that their employer (or someone else’s) work activity is putting their safety at risk or damaging their health, then concerns should be raised with that employer or person. If no improvement is made and their safety or health continues to be at risk, then this can be reported to the relevant enforcing authority. More information is […]

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Royal wedding celebrations given the ‘health and safety’ green light

April 11, 2011

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is concerned that ‘health and safety’ will be trotted out as an unfounded excuse not to hold local celebrations for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  See the Press Release here which gives Minister Chris Grayling’s comments and provides a link to the site warning not to be fobbed off by […]

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Appointed doctors guidance launched

April 11, 2011

Under certain regulations, employers have a duty to ensure workers are placed under ‘statutory medical surveillance’ by an ‘appointed doctor’. This website explains these duties and outlines the role of appointed doctors and appointment procedures. It will be of interest to employers that need to arrange statutory medical surveillance, and both established appointed doctors and […]

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New UK nuclear industry regulator launched

April 11, 2011

Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has been established today as an agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), pending planned legislation to establish it as a statutory body. The ONR will bring together the relevant nuclear regulatory functions of HSE (through its Nuclear Directorate) and the Department for Transport. The organisation will ensure that […]

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