Category: Legislative Updates

Snow Safety

Keeping yourself and others safe in the snow. As people across the UK brace themselves for the first arctic blast of the season, Health and Safety Minister Lord Freud is urging a common sense approach to clearing snow from footpaths and pavements. There are no health and safety regulations that prevent people from clearing snow… Read more »

Current Sentencing Guidelines

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The Current Sentencing guidelines came into force in February 2016. Now some 18 months on we are starting to see the effects of the guidance in real terms. Increased liability and culpability. Definition of harm and potential harm.Understanding company turnover vs fine. My question to Chief Executive Officer’s and Managing Director’s,Senior Manager’s and Financial Director’s… Read more »

A Health and Safety Reminder

It is something you should come across in one form or another in every work place – the health and safety law poster. The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) require all employers to display the approved poster in a prominent position in the work place by law. Failure to do so is… Read more »

Health and Safety Executive Chair makes new promises to Industry

Today, Judith Hackitt, the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive begins her second term of appointment and has renewed her promises to the health and safety industry. Commenting on the progress the HSE needs to make, Hackitt commented that reducing the rate of workplace accidents and work-related ill health is her first priority and… Read more »