Policy paper

Health and safety in Scotland: a review

This inter-governmental review considers the existing evidence on health and safety in Scotland.


A review of the existing evidence on the health and safety system in Scotland

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The Smith Commission recommended a review of the operational delivery of health and safety in Scotland.

This review concludes that there are no significant health and safety reasons to change the reserved status of health and safety or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The publication reflects the good progress made by the UK Government, Scottish Government and HSE officials working together.

This report was completed during the summer of 2015 and the figures cover the reporting periods up to 31 March 2015.

Published 6 November 2015