H & S Policy (Law) has gone over the top. A large amount of the law is merely common sense. The current regulations impose extremely costly and time consuming elements upon very small businesses which such enterprise simply cannot afford. I do believe that some of these regulations are way, way 'over the top' and subsequently have a severely adverse affect on small business (I am talking about businesses with under 10 employees).
Why does this idea matter?
Small businesses such a my own cannot continue to function (and therefore employ people) whilst the overheads are so very great. A considerably proportion of these overheads is generated by H & S law which has become (under Labour's administration) so very 'over the top' and imposes ideals more like a communist state!