Public Sector Wales Topical Health and Safety Update - Protect Duty Consultation
In this session, we focus on the Protect Duty Consultation published by the Government earlier this year which arose out of the Manchester Arena attack in 2017 in the context of the increasing threat of terrorist attacks, and consider:
– what in practise a new Protect Duty would look like and
– whether new law is necessary given the requirements and duties set out in the current health and safety at work regime.
We also cover what the requirements of a new regime might be, who it should relate to, and the how it might work. We consider how the proposed new duty and current health and safety law might interact with each other, whether the two should be brought together, and whether the proposed new duty requires the creation of a new statutory regime at all.