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Views sought on code to improve targeting of local authority health and safety inspections

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a consultation on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces or activities with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor performance. The LA National Code aims to ensure greater consistency and a tighter focus in the enforcement of health and safety across Britain.

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Ridiculous health and safety excuses exposed by watchdog, reports Health & Safety Executive

Ten of the most ridiculous health and safety excuses of 2012 were recently exposed by a regulator argues the Health & safety Exutive. The misuses of health and safety were spotted by the Health and Safety Executive’s Myth Busters Challenge Panel, which was set up in earlier this year to challenge a stream of silly decisions wrongly blamed on health and safety.

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