Policy Submissions

S946 - Proposal to exempt from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others

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“Proposals to exempt from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others” IET evidence to the Health and Safety Executive.


Abstract The IET trustees’ response gave support for the HSE’s proposed means of implementing the exemption from health and safety law for those self-employed whose work activities posed no potential risk of harm to others.  However, citing the precedent of the inclusion of “gas fitting and installation”, they proposed that the prescribed activities should include electrical installation, operation, maintenance, and system and equipment testing.  The response also suggested workers whose activities could affect an electrical earth arrangement should be considered e.g. mechanical fitters, heating engineers, plumbers.

Submission Details Submitted on 25 October 2012 to Health and Safety Executive (HSE)


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Keywords and Search Terms Health, Safety, Legislation, Self-Employed, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Testing, Electrician