BREXIT - Impact


Don't Panic ---- Carry On

The UK decision to leave the European Union has prompted the question of whether, and if so, how soon current EU regulations for machinery, etc. could be revoked from UK Law. 

All the EU Health and Safety directives concerning machinery and related equipment have been transposed into UK Law, so currently nothing changes until the UK government puts in place mechanisms for further deregulation. However, post-Brexit, it is highly unlikely that any changes will be made. We are likely to continue to follow the EU, but with very much less influence in regulatory/EN standards development.

The UK has been a leader in influencing other EU nations and regulators in developing strong foundations for future health, safety and environmental laws.    Many UK organisations will want to continue to work and trade within the EU and, clearly, it will be in their interest to continue maintaining compliance.