The United Kingdom was the first nation to industrialise.
They contain many insights into the politics surrounding the changes in society, at the same time chronicling in detail the legal and technical developments needed to improve protection of workers’ safety, health and welfare.
Amid widespread unrest, demands were being made for Parliamentary reform and fairer representation of the people.
Aside from that, shocking evidence was emerging of serious physical and moral harm suffered by children and young persons in the cotton textile mills.
A brief history of the origins, development and implementation of health and safety law in the United Kingdom, 1802–2014 by David Eves This document by David Eves is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Health and safety law in the United Kingdom has been over 200 years in the making.