Health & Safety Laws No Longer Applicable to Certain Self Employed Individuals From 1st October 2015

From 1 October 2015, self-employed individuals whose work poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public will be exempt from health and safety laws.

The Health and Safety Executive estimates that health and safety law will no longer apply to 1.7 million self-employed workers such as journalists, online businesses and financial advisors.

However, the law will still apply to high risk activities such as agriculture, construction, gas, railways, and asbestos.

Forbes comment

This legislation is perhaps suggestive that the UK is heading towards a more proportionate approach towards Health and Safety legislation in step with other European countries. For more information see the HSE website.

Sarah Wilkinson

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