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SHP online reports removal of redundant safety regulations

SHP online reports removal of redundant safety regulations

 Safety and Health Practitioner Online www.shponline.co.uk  has reported that The health and safety legislative framework should be simpler and clearer from 6 April, as new regulations that repeal and revoke a number of statutory instruments come into force, subject to Parliamentary approval.

The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 were laid before Parliament on 4 March. 

 

The health and safety legislative framework should be simpler and clearer from tomorrow (6 April), as new regulations that repeal and revoke a number of statutory instruments come into force, subject to Parliamentary approval.

These Regulations repeal one Act and revoke 12 instruments (plus a related provision in the Factories Act 1961), which, according to the HSE, have either been superceded by more up-to-date regulations, are redundant, or do not deliver their intended benefits. 

Employers will need to comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992, which have been amended so that they cover the provision and use of head protection on construction sites, thereby maintaining the same level of legal protection following the removal of the 1989 Regulations.

To guard against such complacency or misunderstanding, the HSE is working with the construction industry, especially small contractors, to ensure that it understands the continuing need for employers to provide hard hats and ensure they are worn on construction sites. 

To see the full list of regulations affected please click here.

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