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CD242 - Public consultation on proposals to exempt some self-employed people from health and safety legislation

This consultation sets out the proposals the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified to give effect to the recommendation in Professor Löfstedt’s report "Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation", to exempt from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others.

This is a deregulatory measure, and therefore, no alternatives to regulatory activity have been considered.

The consultation seeks views on the options identified to give effect to the recommendation. Questions start on page 13. HSE would particularly welcome comments from the self-employed on this consultative document.

Updates 2013



This consultation began on 2 August 2012 and ended on 28 October 2012.

Sarah Wadham
Health and Safety Executive
1.3.74 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
L20 7HS
Tel No: 0151 951 5874
Fax: 0151 951 4191
Updated 2019-04-30