“Health and safety professionals urge deregulation rethink”

But it goes hand-in-glove with the Tory policy of the smaller state and the hands-off approach to development and developers!

“The government has been urged to rethink the deregulation of health and safety legislation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, which is believed to have killed at least 79 people.

In an open letter to prime minister Theresa May, more than 70 leading organisations and figures from the UK’s health and safety professions have called for a change in attitude to health and safety regulation and fire risk management.

The signatories have also called on the government to complete its review of Part B of the Building Regulations 2010, which cover fire safety within and around buildings in England, as a matter of urgency.

The letter, whose signatories include the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Park Health & Safety, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council, states: “We believe it is totally unacceptable for residents, members of the public and our emergency services to be exposed to this level of preventable risk in modern-day Britain.”

http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/06/health-and-safety-professionals-urge-deregulation-rethink

One thought on ““Health and safety professionals urge deregulation rethink”

  1. Whilst hindsight is useful, foresight is much much much better. With foresight the Grenfell Tower deaths were avoidable.

    Of course, in this case, even foresight was not needed because there was already hindsight from the previous tower fire – ignoring that was neither lack of foresight nor lack of hindsight – it was just negligent.

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