26 January 2020 marks a slight revision to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (UK). With the House of Commons and House of Lords preparing for life post-Brexit, the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (UK) converts the below European Union regulations into domestic United Kingdom law. This includes:
- Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (UK)
- Health and Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (UK)
- Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (UK)
Only slight revisions have been performed to the Act and Regulations, namely, the removal of ‘European Union’ references and their update to the ‘United Kingdom’.
Please note that all United Kingdom businesses remain governed by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (UK). A copy of the Act can be located: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37