HL Deb 20 November 2001 vol 628 cc129-30WA
Baroness Miller of Hendon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 1 November (WA 181), whether there will be a cost of £500 to each employer per employee who is required to go on a compulsory training course. [HL1242]

The Minister of State, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (Lord Falconer of Thoroton

The proposed Physical Agents (Vibration) Directive includes a broad provision that workers exposed to risks from vibration receive information and training relating to the outcome of the risk assessment. It does not require employees to go on a compulsory training course, nor do the Government have any plans to introduce such a requirement in UK vibration legislation.