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Proposal for Exemption from Health and Safety Requirements for Self-Employed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Views sought on revised Approved Codes of Practice

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched three consultations on changes to the content of Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Regulation in Scotland ‘would help ensure children’s safety’

Children will be exposed to greater risk of harm if important safety measures for adventure activities in Scotland are watered down, a not-for-profit campaign group has warned.

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Adventure activities consultation

A consultation on the development of a safety system for adventure activities in Scotland has been launched by the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison.The Scottish Government is considering the best way forward for Scotland in light of the UK Government's plan to replace the statutory Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) with a new voluntary code of practice.The AALA was established in 1995 to licence caving, climbing, trekking and watersports operators after four young people lost their lives canoeing at Lyme Bay in Dorset.The consultation seeks views on three proposals:

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Housebuilder fined after child seriously injured

A housebuilder has been fined £20,000 after a young boy was seriously injured when some timber roof trusses fell onto him.

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