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Health and safety Bill introduced

A private member’s Bill has been introduced with the aim of improving health and safety standards by having training embedded into Britain’s education system.

Labour’s George Howarth, MP for Knowsley North and Sefton East, introduced the Bill to Parliament last week claiming its principal focus was to “change mindsets, so that by the time young people reach employment they already have an understanding of the principles and practice of good health and safety”.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has thrown its support behind the proposed new legislation. IOSH construction group chair John Lacey said it was “very important” to improve young people’s health and safety skills to prevent accidents.