Here at Prosafe (UK) Ltd and HiViz Safety, like you we’re all pretty tired of hearing about ‘the B word’ but there is no ignoring the fact that Brexit is going to affect us all in one way or another, both personally and professionally. With that in mind, you may be pleased to learn that it has been officially announced by the Health and Safety Executive that health and safety protections, and your duties to protect the health and safety of people, will not change with Brexit.
The HSE say they have made minor amendments to regulations to remove EU references, but legal requirements and the protections these provide will be the same as they are now.
After Brexit you should continue to manage your business and employees in a proportionate way to reduce risk and to protect people and the environment. Your obligations to protect people’s health and safety will not change.
Whatever deal the UK leaves the EU with, or in the event of no-deal, HSE’s approach to regulation is to preserve the UK’s high standards in health and safety and to continue to protect people and the environment.
So, there you are – some good news regarding Brexit!
The HSE have produced guidance to help you prepare in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal and therefore without implementation period. For the full no-deal guidance from the HSE, click here
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Otherwise…. as you were!