Certain Self-Employed Individuals Due to be Exempt From Health and Safety Law

From 1 October 2015, health and safety laws will no longer apply to individuals who are self-employed and whose work activities pose no potential risk to the health and wellbeing of other employees or members of the public.

This change in the law is a result of a recommendation from the Löfstedt Review which was published in 2011.  HSE believes this change in the law will apply to around 1.7 million self-employed people, from graphic designers to confectioners.

For further details about what this may mean for you, please visit www.hse.gov.uk