The Lofstedt Review – a common sense approach to health and safety?

In November 2011, the Lofstedt Review was published – a review commissioned by the Government to look at issues concerning health and safety regulations. The report recognised there were problems with the current system and recommended the following actions be taken: The body of health and safety regulation should be streamlined Enforcement activity must be redirected toward businesses where there is the greatest risk of injury or ill health The status of pre-action protocols (the rules about how businesses approach disputes) should be clarified and liability provisions reviewed so that businesses that have acted reasonably can defend themselves. What does

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