Health & Safety

Greg recently blogged about the independent panel set up by the HSE to deal with complaints against HSE and local authority inspectors. This month the HSE has launched a second panel to address complaints against health & safety decisions taken by non-regulators such as insurance companies and health & safety consultants.

The Myth Busters Challenge Panel is chaired by the HSE chair, Judith Hackitt and members include small businesses, trade unions and insurers. Hackitt said:

“When people hear about children being ordered to wear goggles to play conkers or the dangers of candyfloss on a stick it undermines public confidence in the true task of health and safety, which is to manage serious risks to life and limb in Britain’s workplaces.”

The Panel will aim to respond to any complaint within 48 hours and will publish their decision on the HSE website.

Laura McMillan

Partner at Brodies LLP
Laura specialises in liability defence disputes, acting for insurance, corporate, public sector and individual clients. As a solicitor advocate, she regularly appears in courts across Scotland in a variety of cases including defender personal injury, motor, professional negligence (including clinical negligence), health & safety and general commercial litigation.
Laura McMillan