The HSE is asking for opinions on how it should revise three major sets of regulations governing the management of hazardous substances in the workplace

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH); the Control of Lead at work Regulations (CLAW;) and the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) are all included in this survey.

The HSE has launched an online survey that seeks views on how it can make the regulations “more simple and straightforward without reducing the level of protection”.

The survey was published on 23 September and is open until 18 October. It asks respondents to describe their experiences, whether negative or positive, in complying with the three sets of regulations, and the usefulness of Workplace Exposure Limits.

The HSE says that reviewing the regulations will help it to deliver on important themes in the Helping Great Britain Work Well strategy, principally managing risk well; tackling ill health; and supporting small employers.