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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.

HSE is now seeking views from all those involved in local authority health and safety regulation and the businesses they regulate.

Elaine Harbour, Head of the Local Authority Unit at HSE, said:

“Local authorities have an important part to play in ensuring the effective and proportionate management of risks by businesses. The code sets out how their interventions should be targeted on higher risk activities, businesses and sectors. We want to hear from businesses and local authorities who will be affected by the proposals as part of the consultation process.”