RIDDOR Consultations Begin

Professor Ragnar LöfstedtThe HSE has opened two separate consultations on proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law and simplifying the RIDDOR reporting requirements.

The proposal to relieve certain self-employed people of health and safety legal obligations addresses one of the most controversial aspects of Professor Löfstedt's review. Since launching his report in November last year, the professor and the HSE have been at pains to stress that the exemption will not extend to those self-employed whose work activities pose a potential risk of harm to others, or who employ others.

For more, see Consultations begin on self-employed and RIDDOR changes.

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