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October 15, 2010

ABI backs Lord Young’s health & safety report

by Richard Kilner

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The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has backed Lord Young’s review of health and safety legislation, describing it as a blueprint for a common sense approach to the matter.

Director of General Insurance and Health Nick Starling has stated the organisation’s support for the measures included in the report and praised Lord Young for accurately the lack of understanding regarding regulation and bureaucracy in this area.

Starling went on to criticise the disreputable claims management firms identified in the report for helping to create the perception that health and safety had gotten out of control.

He also praised Lord Young for acknowledging the effectiveness of existing health and safety legislation and predicted that the report’s measures would help deliver a responsible approach to risk.

Starling welcomed the report’s criticism of irresponsible claims management firms, which raise the costs of all insurance customers.

The report is published on the same day as an exhibit in the Tate Modern has been closed over health and safety concerns regarding dust raised by visitors walking over the 100 million porcelain seeds that comprise the work.


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