Current consultations and discussions
Take the opportunity to influence health and safety policy. Participate in the current public consultations and discussions below, and help make a difference.
- CD284 - Consultation on a revised process for considering disputes under Fee for Intervention (FFI)
HSE is consulting on a revised and fully independent process for considering disputes in relation to FFI. We are consulting on the details of how the process should operate. In particular, we recognise the need to ensure that the process is accessible to all types and sizes of business and is proportionate to the issues involved and amount of the fees.
Consultation began on 21 April 2017 and ends on 2 June 2017
- CD282 - the implementation of Directive 2013/59/EURATOM laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure arising to ionising radiation
HSE is consulting on changes to the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR1999), the majority of which are brought in by the implementation of the EU Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD). Briefly the main changes are:
Consultation began on 7 February and ends on 2 April.
- Dose Limit for exposure to the lens of the eye and implementation of the Directive – the Directive introduces a reduction of equivalent dose from 150 mSv to 20 mSv in a year. Currently exposure to ionising radiation is calculated and assessed on a calendar year basis, this would require individual dose limits to be re-calculated for the remainder of the year. HSE propose to transpose the BSSD early, on 1st January 2018, to avoid confusion and any additional cost burden to businesses.
- Graded Approach - introduction of a new three tiered risk-based system of regulatory control. The Directive refers to these levels as notification, registration, and licensing - the higher the radiation protection risk associated with the work, the greater the requirements. It requires HSE to have in place a positive system of authorisation whereby permission is granted to dutyholders for higher risk activities through registration and licensing.