Jones: Cameron speech ‘appalling and unhelpful’

Richard Jones, head of policy at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and Public Affairs, comments on plans to kill the "health and safety monster":

"Labelling workplace health and safety as a monster is appalling and unhelpful, as the reason our legislative system exists is to prevent death, injury or illness at work, protecting livelihoods in the process.

"The problem identified by the government's own reviews is not the law, but a rather exaggerated fear of being sued, fed by aggressive marketing."