Risk management/claims: Lord Young slams 'unnecessary' low-hazard risk assessments

Nick Starling

In Common Sense Common Safety, Lord Young has slammed some insurers for insisting on costly and unnecessary risk assessments before considering offering accident insurance cover to small to medium-sized enterprises, adding that if investigation was necessary only qualified consultants should be used.

Talking about the compensation culture "phenomenon", Lord Young said: "It's a climate of fear compounded by the actions of some health and safety consultants, many without any professional

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