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Focus on Enforcement looks at chemical manufacturing

Help the government identify problems and best practice in how regulation is enforced for businesses in chemicals manufacturing and storage.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


9 May 2012

The second review for the government’s Focus on Enforcement campaign is now up and running.

For the next six weeks, businesses involved in chemicals manufacturing and storage can share their experiences of working with national regulators and local authorities. Your experience with regulators might include:

  • dealing with paperwork
  • inspections
  • advice from regulators you come into contact with

We want to hear how the way regulations are enforced can be improved, reduced or done differently.

Business and Enterprise Mark Prisk Minister welcomed the launch of the new review and said:

“This will give businesses in the chemicals sector the chance to make a real difference to the way compliance and protection is achieved on COMAH sites, shaping how companies can best work with regulators in a successful and cost-effective way.

“I want companies in this area of business, and those that advise and assist them, to visit the website, to tell us their views and suggest how we might reduce enforcement burdens and share best practice.

“This is your chance to make a real difference to the way these regulations are enforced.”

Businesses in other sectors continue to have the chance to make a real difference to the way regulators do their work in their area.

If you are in a different business sector and would like to suggest we look at how enforcement in your area of business could be improved, you can also share your ideas, and the best suggestions will guide ministers in prioritising future reviews.

Published 9 May 2012