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Does health and safety regulation need to be changed?

26th May 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Almost half (47 per cent) of businesses in Britain believe current health and safety regulation is a burden, research shows.

The laws govern how businesses use safety signage, though the volume and ambiguity of current regulation often leads to the measures being applied incorrectly in workplaces, according to a study by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

David Frost, director-general of the BCC, said: "The UK has a good record on health and safety and preventing accidents at work.

"However, employers are dealing with a multitude of regulations that do not necessarily add to the safety of workers."

Mr Frost also explained that he wants the government to consolidate and simplify health and safety regulation and that a more proportionate system is needed.

One firm that has been successfully enforcing health and safety measures is Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish and Southern Limited, which has been given the Sir George Earle trophy by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800558048-ADNFCR


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