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