Health and safety exec launch consultation into LA enforcement code

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HealthandsafetyThe Health and Safety Executive has launched a consultation that could see the introduction of a National Local Authority Enforcement Code.

Event organisers and health and safety professionals have until March 1, 2013, to comment on the draft code that has been developed in response to Professor Ragnar’s Löfstedt report Reclaiming health & safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation.

This report was commissioned by the Minister for Employment which recommended that HSE be given a stronger role in directing local authority’s health and safety inspection and enforcement activity.

The code could have implications for industry, as local authorities enforce event health and safety with the exception of temporary structures.

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