The UK’s health and safety regulatory regime has helped us achieve huge improvements in health and safety at work, says Mike Robinson.

Do we value regulations enough, or are we better off without them?

Most of the time, many of us never pause to think about the rules that govern us, so embedded are they in our daily life.

Our sandwich is chilled at the right temperature, so it does not make us sick. A car stops at a zebra crossing when we wait to cross it. The sprinkler system in a large office block successfully puts out a fire before it does much damage or any harm to life.

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