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Red Tape Challenge

Graham Marshall - Sunday, June 23, 2013

The so-called "Red Tape Challenge" is a British Government initiative tackling unnecessary and over-complicated regulations.

It aims to reduce the burdens for business and society, and support economic growth.

It is particularly important for safety professionals as the British Government has committed to scrap or reform 84 per cent of unnecessary and over-burdensome health and safety regulation.

At the Risk Tool Box, we applaud this effort.

Over2,000 regulations have been identified for reform.

And changes to date are said to be saving business over £200 Million each year.

Measures at reducing birdomesome health and safety regulations include:

•  Removing 100,000s of low risk businesses from unnecessary health and safety inspections;

•  Changing the law so that responsible employers are no longer liable for an accident in the workplace totally outside their control; and

•  Proposing to remove around 800,000 self-employed people whose work poses no harm to others from health and safety regulation in the coming Deregulation Bill.



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