‘Common sense’ approach to health and safety welcomed by lobby group

The Forum of Private Business has described changes agreed this week to work place health and safety as a landmark moment for SMEs and a long-awaited victory for common sense. The not-for-profit business support organisation says the removal of strict liability for employers, finally agreed by the Lords on Tuesday evening, not only means H&S becomes a less burdensome task for employers but should help make workplaces across the country safer. Removal of strict liability means businesses cannot be held responsible for accidents either not their fault, or unavoidable. It said the new focus on making employees more aware and

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