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Proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures

Background

3. HSE is working to deliver the recommendations in Professor Löfstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation Reclaiming health and safety for all which was published in November 2011. In his report he recommended that the following regulations should be revoked:

  • The Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 and the Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes (Amendment) Regulations 2010 – because the Impact Assessment was not able to identify any quantifiable benefits to health and safety outcomes and that it is not clear that a statutory requirement to register tower cranes is the most appropriate way to provide public assurance about the safety of those cranes.
  • The Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922 (Exemptions) Regulations 1980 and the Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974 that are no longer needed to control health and safety risks.
  • The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989 that duplicate responsibilities set out in the later Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

4. In response to Government initiatives such as the Red Tape Challenge. HSE officials have also looked closely at health and safety legislation and have identified some further measures that they believe are no longer required.

5. In January 2012 HSE published a consultative document that proposed revoking seven statutory instruments. This consultation closed on 12 March and the outcome of that exercise will be published in the near future.