As a general rule, the prevailing health and safety culture in the UK has often been regarded as overbearing. To many, it is the symptom of a ‘Nanny state’, in which governments look to exert control beyond reasonable means and influence the private sector. This has prompted justice secretary Chris Grayling to declare war on Britain’s so-called health and safety culture, in a bid to protect small and medium sized businesses and prevent the award of frivolous compensation payments.
Why Businesses Must Pay Attention to Health and Safety Guidelines
While the UK’s justice secretary may have a point, it is crucial that the government do not send the wrong message to small and medium sized businesses.…Continue reading