Health and Safety Commission (HSC) Announce Amendment to the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
Friday, 12th May 2006
The amendment to the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations‘changes the civil liability provisions in the Regulations so as to exclude the right of third parties to take legal action against employees for contraventions of their duties under these Regulations. This extends to employees the same protection against third party action as that provided for employers.’ (HSC, 2006)
The HSC state that this amendment will neither create new nor remove any existing duties and has been implemented with the sole intention of reducing the likelihood or possibility of claims against employees by third parties.
For further details on the amendment visit www.hse.gov.uk