Contributing to Health and Safety
Have your say on health and safety
An excellent initiative by the Government is calling for the people of Scotland to give their thoughts on health and safety, on red tape.
The initiative is called the Red Tape Challenge, which will encourage views about regulations from public, businesses and industry bodies and volunteers. The idea is for the contributors to spread awareness and give their thoughts on the experience they have had in the past dealing with regulations within their work environment on a daily basis.
Comments received will provide the Government with a clear picture of how regulations are perceived and will help them decide which regulations should stay, which change, and which go entirely.
Geoffrey Podger, HSE's Chief Executive, said: "This is a genuine consultation which will capture the views of people who are affected by health and safety regulations. We want to hear from all those with an interest with the aim of simplifying health and safety and making it more effective and proportionate for the benefit of business and the workforce of Britain."
The Red Tape Challenge will cover the following 4 points and consider the views of the contributors from various backgrounds to initiate a healthy work environment within the country.
- general health and safety
- major hazard industries
- higher risk workplaces
- dealing with hazardous chemicals and materials
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