Duties - the argument for legal reform
The CCA has produced two documents that set out clearly
the need for legal reform. They were both produced around
the Health and sfety Commission meeting in December
2005, when it had to make a decision on whether
or not it woulodl support legal reform.
November, prior to the meeting, the CCA wrote a brefing
for the Commissioners explaining the reasons in favour
of legal reform.
After that, in late November, the HSE's paper to the
Commission - which came down in favour of continuing
with the voluntary approach - became publicly available.
The CCA then wrote a response to that which was again
sent to the Commissioners prior to the meeting. (This
meeting finally came down in support of a change in
the law, but things changed again at the May
addition, there is an important paper by Prof. Phil
James - commissioned by the HSE itself - which looks
at the research evidence on this issue.