Monday, January 9, 2012

David Cameron will struggle to tackle health and safety culture

I seem that David Cameron is setting his sights  on the so-called health and safety culture. It'll be interesting to see how he manages to draw back any of the regulations. One of the biggest problems is that whilst it's very easy to bring in new regulations, perhaps in reaction to this or that, it's much more difficult to get rid of them. The problem is that one pressure group or another will be quick to point out that if so and so regulation is withdrawn it is likely to cause x number more injuries or even worse. With politicians ever more keen to swing with the vagueries of front page headlines and day to day opinion polls, I'm looking forward to seeing how he manages to pull this one off. My bet is: with great difficulty.

1 comment:

Justin Patten said...

Tim,
I agree. To change the compensation culture and the level of legislation adn case law would be a massive task. There is no overwhelming political will and the reality is in three years time, there will be little change.
Justin Patten