Health and Safety at Work Act 40th Anniversary – Compass Skills Training


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As we prepare to mark the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act this summer, the Daily Telegraph has published an incisive article acknowledging the importance of the Act.

This is an extract from Philip Johnston’s opinion piece: 

‘Health and safety has become synonymous with nanny statism, interfering jobsworths, ludicrous litigation and risk aversion. And yet the Health and Safety at Work Act, which is 40 years old this summer, has arguably saved more lives than any other piece of legislation, including the ban on drink driving or the compulsory wearing of seat belts in cars. It may well have reduced deaths by 5,000 or more.’

You can read the article in full on the Telegraph website link to external website[1].

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