Consultation on Scrapping Health and Safety Rules

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The numbers of deaths and injuries at work have steadily fallen over recent years, and I fear that this proposal will be a backward step.

Many press reports of the so-called 'compensation culture' are mis-reported for dramatic effect. In my view, all employees are entitled to the best protection at work that can possibly be given to them.

By all means look at the bureaucracy of the regulations and reduce that where possible but without lessening the protection that they provide. And by all means address the issue of organisations blaming the health and safety culture and insurance problems for cancelling events un-necessarily, but I urge the government to protect the good work that the regulations have done to reduce accidents at work over recent years.

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Julia Prior      
Senior Solicitor - Personal Injury team 

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