Cautious welcome for employers insurance proposals

Manufacturers
have welcomed new proposals by the Department of Work and Pensions to improve
the UK’s record on rehabilitating sick or injured workers as part of its final
report on the review of the Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI)
system.

The
engineering body EEF also called on the Government to use its position as the
UK’s largest employer to set the pace for rehabilitation reform.

Gary
Booton, head of health and safety at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation said
the rise in the cost of  employers
liability insurance is a serious problem for many businesses.

"The
real substance of this report lies in the Government’s commitment to develop a
new framework for workplace rehabilitation and to improve rehabilitation
service provision in the UK. We are under no illusions, this is a huge
challenge and the Government must stick to its commitments," he said.

However,
EEF is disappointed that the Government has not recognised the need to
reconsider its proposals to recover NHS costs in all compensated workplace
accidents.

www.eef.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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