Consultations

The aim of our consultation process is to present policymakers with IOSH members' opinions about the things that most affect them.

We're interested in the opinions, experience and innovative ideas our members can bring to the consultation process and encourage all our members to put their views forward.

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  • Consultation on The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

    The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) is conducting this consultation on The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) on behalf of the scheme, led by a consortium of 6 corporations. These are: 2 large investment houses (Aviva Investors and Calvert); VBDO, an association of investors for sustainable development; EIRIS, a research agency; the Institute for Human Rights and Business; and the BHRRC.

    Issuer:

    Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

    Ends on: 02 September 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • A Strategic Framework for Welsh Agriculture

    The Welsh Government is inviting responses on its consultation document A Strategic Framework for Welsh Agriculture.

    Issuer:

    Welsh Government

    Ends on: 31 July 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Health and Safety Authority Draft Strategy statement 2016-18

    The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is inviting comments on its draft strategy statement for the period 2016-2018.

    Issuer:

    Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

    Ends on: 05 June 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Consultation on Proposals for the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales

    The Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 places an obligation on the Welsh Ministers to establish an Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales with the aim of providing further support to the professional functioning of the agricultural industry. This consultation exercise seeks views on the proposals for the constitution and functions of the Panel.

    Issuer:

    Welsh Government

    Ends on: 19 May 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Consultation on transparency in supply chains in the Modern Slavery Bill

    This consultation is seeking to determine what figure should be used to set the minimum total turnover for reporting organisations and also, the content of statutory guidance. The Government intends that organisations of a certain turnover carrying out any part of their business in the UK will disclose what they are doing to ensure such slavery does not occur anywhere in the entirety of their organisations. They don’t need a certain level of UK ‘footprint’ – just any part of their business taking place in the UK.

    Issuer:

    Home Office

    Ends on: 27 March 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Public consultation on the review of the Working Time Directive consultation

    The organisation and regulation of working time in the public and private sector has considerable social, economic and political impact. At EU level, Directive 2003/88/EC (the Working Time Directive) aims at providing minimum standards common to all Member States for protecting workers from health and safety risks associated with excessive or inappropriate working hours, and with inadequate time for rest and recovery from work. Article 31(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union similarly provides that: 'Every worker has the right to limitation of maximum working hours, to daily and weekly rest periods, and to an annual period of paid leave.

    The EC notes that over the last twenty years, changes have occurred in the world of work and the economy, which have impacted the organisation of working time. It believes it is now necessary to reflect on the kind of working time legislation the EU needs to address the current and future challenges – social, economic, technological and demographic. It has therefore launched a comprehensive review of the Working Time Directive (WTD). Its stated objective is to analyse what changes to the current legal framework would possibly be needed to arrive at working time rules which best meet the needs of workers, businesses, public services and consumers across the EU.

    Issuer:

    European Commission (EC)

    Ends on: 13 February 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines consultation

    Currently there is only piecemeal guidance for sentencing the health and safety offences not covered by the Sentencing Guidelines Council (SGC) guideline i.e. offences not resulting in death and offences committed by individuals. Some general guidance is provided in the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and Court of Appeal authorities setting out general principles of sentencing for such offences.

    Issuer:

    Sentencing Council

    Ends on: 14 January 2015
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • The European Commission's strategy on CSR 2011-2014: achievements, shortcomings and future challenges - Public Survey

    The European Commission (EC) has launched this public consultation survey to gather feedback on the implementation of its most recent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), outlined in the Communication “A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility” (COM(2011) 681). Specifically, it seeks comments on achievements, shortcomings and future challenges.

    The results will be summarised in a technical report and further inform the preparation of the plenary meeting of the multi-stakeholder forum on CSR, which is planned for November 2014. These two events will provide the most essential input for the EC’s work on the direction of its CSR policy after 2014.

    Please send us your comments on the EC’s consultation survey questions to consultation@iosh.co.uk by 12 August 2014.

    Issuer:

    European Commission

    Ends on: 12 August 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Consultation on the implementation of Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC, and on the review of offshore Approved Codes of Practice and the updating of UK onshore oil and gas safety legislation to cover emerging energy technologies CD272

    The consultation seeks your views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement the offshore safety Directive, and includes proposals on amendments to existing legislation, new requirements, new administrative procedures, and the establishment of an offshore competent authority. It also seeks views on HSE’s proposals to update onshore oil and gas health and safety legislation to take account of emerging energy technologies and the review of two Approved Codes of Practice: Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response on Offshore Installations (PFEER); and Health Care and First Aid on Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works.

    Issuer:

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department of Energy and Climate Change

    Ends on: 05 September 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Proposal to exempt self-employed from section 3(2) of HSWA, except those undertaking activities on a prescribed list (CD273)

    This consultative document (CD) sets out the principles of how the Government proposes that self-employed persons, except those undertaking activities on a prescribed list, will be exempted from section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA).

    The CD seeks views on:

    • the clarity of the definitions in the draft regulations (Annex 1)
    • the costs and benefits of the proposed changes as per Impact Assessment (Annex 2).

    Issuer:

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

    Ends on: 08 August 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Proposals to replace the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007

    This Consultation Document seeks views on HSE's proposal to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) and withdraw the Approved Code of Practice. The proposed Regulations implement in Great Britain the requirements of Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites, apart from certain requirements which are implemented by the Work at Height Regulations 2005. HSE state that:

    "The proposals support the strategic objectives of improved co-ordination, better value for money, improved efficiency and use of technological changes in Construction 2025, the Government's industrial strategy for construction."

    The main proposed changes are to: make the Regulations easier to understand; replace the CDM co-ordinator role with the principal designer; replace the ACOP with targeted guidance; replace the detailed and prescriptive requirements for individual and corporate competence with a more generic requirement; align notification requirements with the Directive and apply the Regulations to domestic clients but in a proportionate way.

    The proposals will be of interest to clients of construction work (including householders as clients), designers, principal contractors, contractors, sub-contractors including the self-employed, CDM co-ordinators, safety representatives and anyone else with an interest in construction projects.

    Issuer:

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

    Ends on: 17 May 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Consultation on the Maximum Weight limit of Agricultural Trailers and Combinations

    An Independent report from the Farming Regulation Taskforce was published in May 2011 and included recommendations that the Government examine maximum weights of agricultural trailers and combinations.

    Issuer:

    Published by: Department of transport

    Ends on: 14 January 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Consultation on the maximum speed limit for tractors on public roads

    An Independent report from the Farming Regulation Taskforce was published in May 2011 and included recommendations that the Government examine the maximum speed of tractors.

    Issuer:

    Department of transport

    Ends on: 14 January 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • A consultation on the repeal of legislation prescribing the maximum temperature to which particular premises may be heated

    This consultation seeks views on the relevance and usefulness of legislation which specifies a maximum temperature to which certain premises may be heated, in order to inform Government’s decision on whether to remove the legislation.

    Issuer:

    Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

    Ends on: 13 December 2013
    Status: Ended With Response
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  • Government review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and the EU – Call for evidence: Social and Employment Review

    The Government has launched a ‘call for evidence’ for its review into the ‘Balance of Competences’ between the UK and the EU. In this context, competence is about everything deriving from EU law that affects what happens in the UK. The stated aim is to deepen public and parliamentary understanding. The review is not tasked with producing specific recommendations or examining alternative models for Britain’s overall relationship with the EU.

    Issuer:

    Department for Business Innovation and Skills

    Ends on: 26 January 2014
    Status: Ended With Response
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