British Glass Celebrates 40 Years of the Health and Safety at Work Act

40 years of the Health and Safety at Work Act

40 Years of the Health and Safety at Work Act

It is 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a new regulatory framework for workplace health and safety in Britain.

This has helped make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work and as a result, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are celebrating this “bold and far-reaching piece of legislation”, as it was described by the HSE’s first Director General, John Locke, when it was introduced in 1974.

The HSE is marking the anniversary with a week of activity to commemorate this health and safety milestone which has saved thousands of lives. As well as a social media ‘thunderclap’ taking place at 11am today (31st July), you can also join them on Twitter @H_S_E for a twitter ‘reflection’ between 4-7pm to share your observations and comments about the impact the Act has had on safety in Britain’s workplaces.

British Glass is proud to support the HSE and commends all of the work and improvements made to health and safety legislation over the last 40 years.

For more information, visit the HSE website - http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/40/index.htm

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