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Reviewing health and safety legislation

In March 2011, the Government established an Independent Review of Health and Safety legislation to make proposals for simplifying the existing raft of health and safety legislation. This review was chaired by leading risk management specialist Professor Ragnar Löfstedt.

The Löfstedt Report and the Government response

We published Professor Löfstedt's report "Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety regulation" on 28 November 2011.

Professor Löfstedt's report sets out a number of risk- and evidence-based recommendations that will:

reduce regulatory requirements on business where they do not lead to improved health and safety outcomes, and
remove pressures on business to go beyond what the regulations require, enabling them to reclaim ownership of the management of health and safety.