The UK government’s chief health and safety adviser, Professor Ragnar Löfstedt, will give the 23rd annual Capita Safety Lecture.
This year’s lecture - entitled ‘The Future of Health and Safety - Regulation or De-Regulation: Has the intent of “Reclaimed for All” been achieved?’ – will take place at 2.30pm on Wednesday 1st October at the Royal College of Surgeons in Central London.
The increasing number of corporate manslaughter cases in the UK has once again turned the spotlight on how the legislation is enforced, particularly its consistency across different industries and business size. Does the future of health and safety depend on regulation, and the extent to which it is enforced, or is there route into the future which can benefit from lighter enforcement?
Director of the King's Centre for Risk Management at King's College London, Ragnar authored the 2011 ‘Löfstedt Report’ which was part of the government’s vaunted ‘Reclaiming Health and Safety for All’ initiative.
All 26 of his recommendations were accepted by the government and are expected to have a huge impact on the UK health and industry. Ragnar will be analysing how the government has implemented his recommendations to date while shedding some light as to the future direction of health and safety policy.
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