The Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") is continuing
to work towards delivering the recommendations set out in Professor
Löftsted's independent review of health and safety
legislation named Reclaiming health and safety for all
published in November 2011 and available here.
As part of this, and Government initiatives to reduce red tape,
the HSE has identified further areas where measures are no longer
required. On this basis the HSE has issued a consultative document
seeking opinions on their proposal to remove fourteen legislative
measures as it is felt these are either redundant, covered by more
up to date legislation or do not deliver their expected
The consultation document has handily been divided into annexes
grouping the legislation by sector to help the reader pinpoint what
is relevant to them. The legislation the HSE proposes to repeal is
accompanied with a rationale for why it is no longer required and
relative consultation questions for consideration. The annexes are
Annex 1: Celluloid and Cinematograph Film
Annex 2: Notification of Conventional Tower
Cranes Regulations (which only came into force in 2010) and
Construction (Head Protection) Regulations;
Annex 3: Notification of Installations
Handling Hazardous Substances Regulations;
Annex 4: Gasholders (Record of Examinations)
Order (and Section 39(2) of Factories Act 1961);
Annex 5: Docks Regulations and Shipbuilding
and Ship-Repairing Regulations; and
Annex 6: Metrication Regulations
Responses are welcomed in relation to any annex that may be of
Consultation is now open and will end on 4 July 2012. To view the
consultative document and for information on how to respond, please
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