Cameron backs new H&S Laws Reforms

The Prime Minister, Mr Cameron hailed Lord Young's report on Health & Safety as a "turning point" and has backed proposed reforms to safety laws. However, the unions said it was a missed opportunity to prevent death and injury at work and was based on "myths". The government has accepted all of the recommendations in Lord Young's report Common Sense, Common Safety.

These include:

  • A simplified procedure for personal injury claims and controls on the "volume and type" of advertising of such services
  • A "common sense" approach to educational trips, with a single consent form covering all activities a child might undertake
  • Consultants who carry out workplace safety assessments to be professionally qualified and registered on an online database

All very interesting but does it go far enough into the real issues of Health & Safety within construction and asbestos management?

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