Regulators are responsible for producing impact assessments for changes in policy which have the force of law. They do not need to produce an impact assessment when changing their operational policies, processes or practices.
However, such changes can have important impacts on the businesses they regulate. This is why regulators are now required to produce ‘Business Engagement Assessments’ for significant changes in the burden of regulatory activity on business such as :
HSE has no Business Engagement Assessments at present.