Safety Consultants Register Welcomed By Lawyer

HSE To Launch New Service Next Year

18.10.2010

A leading workplace injury expert at Irwin Mitchell has welcomed plans for the launch of a new register of occupational safety consultants.

The Health and Safety Executive has announced that the Occupational Safety Consultants Register, which is set to include details of professionals who have met the highest qualification standards and follow a code of conduct on advice, will go live at the start of next year.

Employers will be able to make use of the service through a website, which will help them to find local experts with experience in the relevant sector.

Backing the new service, David Urpeth, who has a wealth of experience in dealing with accident at work claims, said: “The introduction of tools like the register can only encourage firms to seek the best advice that in turn will help them put health and safety higher up their agenda.

“So many of the work accident cases I deal with are linked to issues which could easily have been avoided.”