Health & Safety at Work Reform

The Government has announced changes to a range of outdated,
complex and incomplete health and safety requirements. New health
and safety regulations will provide more clarity and certainty for
businesses and better safety and health for workers.

During the public consultation, many stakeholders supported changing the regulations that
apply to plant and structures and wanted greater clarity and certainty. The changes have been
designed to ensure the rules are clear, effective, flexible, durable and proportionate, making it
easier for businesses to manage risks, and better ensure people come home from work safe
and healthy.