Following the outcome of the recent General Election we have been keeping a close eye on any announcements made from 10 Downing Street which may directly affect UK businesses. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that a full review of health and safety laws in the UK will be undertaken.
At Peninsula we have always advocated a common sense approach to managing health and safety in the workplace. This is reflected in the commercially-sound guidance and advice given by our team of Health and Safety Consultants and also in the practical safety management tools that are available exclusively to Peninsula clients through our online service BusinessWise.
Accordingly, we welcome the news of this review which, according to the PM has been instigated because “…We need a sensible new approach that makes clear these laws are intended to protect people, not overwhelm businesses with red tape….”
Here at Peninsula we want effective health and safety management to be an essential but simple part of doing business.
A good example of our common sense approach is illustrated by our online Responsibilities Planner feature. We acknowledge that managing recurring health and safety obligations can be tricky and this feature offers simple to use functionality which makes life easier. Also, understanding how to become and remain compliant can be very time consuming – particularly when things change!
Our Health and Safety Consultancy services are here to help you to makes sense of any changes which occur. Using BusinessWise means our users can be one step ahead when the outcomes of this Whitehall review are announced and ultimately put into place.
Lord Young who is carrying out this review has acknowledged the burden which excessive red tape places upon UK businesses and he is hoping that this review will “…reintroduce an element of common sense and focus the regulation where it is most needed.” The News feature on BusinessWise, along with your fortnightly Bottom Line Express, will ensure you are aware of the outcomes of this review and the implications these may have for your operation.
If you are not yet registered with BusinessWise, which offers a range of tools and features to assist in managing the ongoing obligations associated with running an effective and legally-compliant business, or if want to find out more, call the BusinessWise Helpdesk on 0844 892 2780.