HSE Lead Consultation Reminder


Don't forget to engage in the socio-economic consultation before the 10th December to make your views count....

The HSE published its final risk assessment on the 11th October following the public consultation last year which we are reviewing, and will continue to work with our fellow associations on this key issue for our sport:

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HSE statement on “Lead in ammunition” UK REACH proposals | HSE Media Centre

In brief, the HSE proposal would be a complete ban of lead shotgun cartridges for clay and game shooting, with a 5 year transition period once the law came into effect. There will be a derogation for a small number of athletes that are required to continue shooting lead shot for the purposes of international competition and training.

A further socio-economic consultation (see link below) period of 60 days began on the 11th October and concludes on the 10th December followed by a final 3 month consideration period to decide if a restriction on lead in ammunition should be introduced and the law enacted. We strongly encourage members to engage in this consultation process:

UK REACH - Public Consultation on Lead in Ammunition - Health and Safety Executive - Citizen Space (