Monthly Archives - October 2015

HSE Release 2014-15 Statistics

HSE Release 2014-15 Statistics HSE have released their accident and incident statistics, latest estimates show that annually over 600,000 workers sustain an injury at work and over 1.2 million workers suffer a work-related illness that they believe to be work-related. A 2014 survey, commissioned by the European Union Occupational Safety and Health Agency (in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive), explores how health and safety risks are managed at the workplace.  Full details of the UK results can be found [...]

Self-employed law changes

Self-employed law changes – 1st October 2015   Health and safety law will no longer apples’ to 1.7 million self-employed people, following a recommendation from Professor Löfstedt in his review of health and safety law in the UK. In 2011, the Löfstedt Review recommended that self-employed people whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others should be exempt from health and safety law. The Government accepted this recommendation and from Thursday 1 October health and safety law will no longer [...]