Myth Busters Challenge Panel

Health and Safety Challenge PanelHealth and Safety is often incorrectly used as a convenient excuse to stop sensible activities going ahead. So much so, the Health and Safety Executive has recently set up an independent panel to scrutinize such decisions. The Myth Busters Challenge Panel will look into complaints regarding the advice given by non-regulators such as insurance companies, health and safety consultants and employers, and quickly assess if a sensible and proportionate decision has been made.

The panel is supported by a pool of independent members who represent a wide range of interests including small businesses, public safety, trade union, the insurance industry and many outside interests where day-to-day common sense decisions on risk management are made. HSE want to make it clear that health and safety is about managing real risks properly, not being risk averse and stopping people getting on with their lives.

If you think a decision or advice that you have been given in the name of health and safety is wrong, or disproportionate to what you are doing, you can complain to the panel. Simply visit the following link and register your complaint. They will investigate and publish findings on the HSE website. Over 100 cases have already been considered and you can read these at the following link.

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Source: HSE (Adapted)

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