Relaxation of health and safety burden welcomed
September 13, 2012
The BFPA supports Government’s reduction in health & safety inspection red tape
The government’s announcement that new rules are to be introduced exempting hundreds of thousands of ‘low-risk’ businesses from burdensome health and safety inspections has been welcomed by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA).
BFPA director Ian Morris said: 'The burden of red tape has long been a bugbear for many firms that simply want to get on with developing their business and paying the taxes that are the foundation of the UK’s stability, security and growth. In the case of low-risk environments such as shops, offices, pubs and clubs, the level of related health and safety regulations has for a number of years been a perfect example of regulatory overkill; the main byproduct of which has simply been wasted time, money, and a potential obstacle to expansion and development.'