Lord Young’s Health and Safety Report

Posted on 10/20/10 in News, No Comments

Lord Yong has published a report in relation to health and safety issues.

This includes:

  • a 20-minute online risk assessment for offices, which has been launched, with other web tools for similarly low-risk workplaces to follow
  • a new Occupational Safety Consultants Register (OSCR), which will be set up in January 2011.

The 20-minute online risk assessment will help employers in office-based environments to consider relevant hazards and think about how they control them. It will also help employers to avoid unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy. The online tool works by prompting employers to answer a series of questions about their workplace and then generates a unique risk assessment with series of actions. Similar online tools for other low risk workplaces are also being developed.

The Occupational Safety Consultants Register will provide firms with details of consultants who have met the highest qualification standard of recognised professional bodies and who are bound by a code of conduct that requires them to give advice which is sensible and proportionate.

For more information please visit:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2010/hse-lordyoungreport.htm

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to prevent death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. www.hse.gov.uk

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