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Firms should be 'better' at enforcing health and safety

6th December 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Companies should be better equipped at enforcing health and safety standards such as warning signs, a specialist has insisted.

The Lofstedt Review has highlighted that it is not health and safety law that has led to needless restrictions, rather it is people's inability to implement the measures in a proportionate, risk-assessed manner, a representative from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has claimed.

Roger Bibbings, occupational safety advisor at RoSPA, said: "Basically, we have goal-setting health and safety law in the UK, which requires people to think, rather than just obey blanket rules. Lofstedt should help promote a culture change."

Mr Bibbings added that the review underlined the costs of work related health damage, which are still soaring up to £20 billion in the UK each year.

This news comes after the independent secure shredding firm Russell Richardson gained the SAFEcontractor accreditation, expressing its excellent health and safety practices.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801230606-ADNFCR


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