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Health and safety watchdog's 'fee for intervention' scheme has been effective, according to new report

A controversial scheme through which the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can claim back the cost of inspections and enforcement action from businesses it finds to be in "material breach" of the law has been effective, according to a new report. 09 Sep 2014

HSE confirms approach to new construction site safety regulations

Changes to the regulations governing safety at construction sites are set to come into force in April 2015 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received "a good, if not unanimous, degree of support for most proposals". 05 Sep 2014

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Concerns over health and safety cost recovery scheme as number of inspections rises

Businesses subject to costs recovery by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should be careful not to leave themselves open to payment being used as evidence of wrongdoing in the event of future disputes, an expert has said. 18 Aug 2014

Legislation to speed up and modernise Scottish fatal accident inquiries due "in this parliament", says MacAskill

Legislation to modernise and reform the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) process in Scotland will be introduced "within the lifetime of this parliament", the Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, has said. 04 Jul 2014