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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

The EC framework directive explained

EC DirectivesBefore we had the EU, (our current masters), we had the EC and they produced in 1992 the European Community Framework Directive. This directive told governments what to do to improve safety in many areas of the workplace but it was left up to individual governments to decide how to implement the directive.

The British government was one of the first to obey our EC masters and they produced the following regulations:

These became affectionately known as the six pack regulations for obvious reasons. Significantly, many other countries in the then EC ignored the directive and some still do.

It can be seen from the above that the Manual Handling Regulations are the subject of this training course and occasionally the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations apply.


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