What time would you prefer us to contact you?
Please complete mandatory fields
It was announced yesterday (April 11th) that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to manage the new Myth Busters Challenge Panel (MBCP), which has been designed by the coalition to curb the number of "ridiculous or disproportionate" rules faced by individuals and employers.
The body will aim to clearly differentiate between protecting people from real hazards to their wellbeing and those that do not actually need to be covered by legislation.
To coincide with the creation of the MBCP, the HSE has published a list of common health and safety myths still believed by many people, such as employees not being able to put up Christmas decorations in their office.
Chris Grayling, minister for employment, stated that "common sense is the key to successful health and safety".
Posted by Emily Swanson
Claims Direct is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.