TORY ministers are telling Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to put “profit before people,” construction union Ucatt charged yesterday.
The new government issued enforcement policy statement orders the HSE to give greater consideration to “supporting business.”
Government guidance emphasises the need for “a sensible and proportionate approach to managing health and safety, focusing on significant risks.”
Ucatt acting general secretary Brian Rye said: “The message is clear. Profit before people.
“Effectively they’re saying a few worker deaths are OK, as long as the bosses are still making money.”
He blasted: “The Health and Safety Executive is supposed to be the guardian of the people, not the lapdog of the rich.”