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Health and safety law is not a barrier to volunteering

04-04-2011

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new website, Health and Safety Made Simple, stating that: 

"The work of voluntary organisations and individual volunteers makes a valuable contribution to our everyday lives.

Health and safety is often wrongly blamed for preventing organisations from running events and people from volunteering.

Health and safety law is not a barrier to volunteering activities. Taking a sensible, proportionate approach is the key to making sure things go smoothly and safely and avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy".

The site should also be a useful tool for 'low-risk' office environments and shops.

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