The Government have launched its first consultation on its plans to reduce health and safety legislation by half over the next two years.
The consultation document CD238 proposes to revoke seven statutory instruments which are either redundant or have been overtaken by up to date legislation.
The legislation proposed for removal is the:
Anthrax Prevention Order 1971 etc (Revocation) Regulations 2005
Employment Medical Advisory Service (Factories Act Orders etc
Amendment) Order 1973
Health and Safety (Foundries etc) (Metrication) Regulations 1981
Non-ferrous Metals (Melting and Founding) Regulations 1962
Pottery (Health and Welfare) Special Regulations 1950
Pottery (Health etc) (Metrication) Regulations 1982
Regulations for use of locomotives and waggons on lines and sidings in or used in connection with premises under the Factory and Workshop Act 1901 (1906) (1906 No.679)