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Shaping The Safety Agenda

We are committed to helping shape the UK's safety agenda to ensure workers go home safe every night

Arco experts contribute to some of the key debates on health and safety regulation, product quality and standards, PPE procurement and emergency planning.


Arco's recommendations included in APPG Report on Respiratory Protection and the Risks of Silica Dust

In 2020, we provided testimony to the APPG for Respiratory Health and its investigation into the dangers of exposure to silica. Their report - "Silica - The Next Asbestos" cited Arco's evidence.

A follow up inquiry went further, looking at risk reduction strategies that help to decrease exposure, Arco submitted evidence and has been cited in in the latest report 'Improving Silicosis Outcomes in the UK'.

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Position Paper: Towards a Safer Future - Arco's Vision for a New, Fit for Purpose Product Safety Framework

We reflect on the lessons learnt during the pandemic and share our expertise and recommendations for building a stronger product safety framework, that is not only prepared and more resilient in future emergencies, but also fit for purpose in a digital economy.

Towards a Safer Future

Arco Give Evidence to Public Accounts Committee on PPE Procurement during Pandemic

Our Chairman, Thomas Martin, appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament to give evidence to the inquiry into "Government procurement and supply of personal protective equipment" during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thomas articulated key learnings and made recommendations for future pandemic preparedness, urging the Government to uphold the UK’s high safety standards.

Thomas Martin

Position Paper: Personal Protective Equipment and the Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

We felt a responsibility to share our experiences of the government's PPE procurement system during 2020, we wanted to contribute to the improvement of pandemic preparedness. Our Position Paper: Personal Protective Equipment and the Government’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, offered insights into our experiences dealing with Government bodies and proposed a 10 recommendations to prevent a repeat of the issues that were seen during the first wave of the crisis.

Personal Protective Equipment and the Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reclaiming Health and Safety for all The Lofstedt Review 2011

In March 2011 the government appointed risk management specialist Professor Ragnar Löfstedt to chair an Independent Review of Health and Safety legislation to make proposals for simplifying the existing raft of health and safety legislation. The review considered the opportunities for reducing the burden of health and safety legislation on UK businesses while maintaining the progress made in improving health and safety outcomes. Arco welcomed the response and published an expert guide with a summary of the contents of both.

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