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Departmental Staff

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to classify groups of staff within his Department as working in a high-risk occupation. [106121]

The Department ensures all work activities undertaken by its staff are thoroughly risk assessed in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.Where particular hazards are identified through the assessment process appropriate control measures are then put in place to ensure any risks are properly managed out.There are currently no plans to classify particular groups of staff.