Health And Safety
Posted in News by Jeremy Horton on 12th July 2013
A recent work accident compensation claim from Maidstone, Kent is a good illustration of why the removal of the right to work accident compensation for breach of regulations will generally not prevent work accident compensation claims succeeding. This is also another work accident compensation claim which illustrates why health and safety at work matters. Sadly, in this work accident compensation claim an initially minor injury turned into a major disabling injury.
Posted in News by Andrew Clarke on 22nd May 2013
These days businesses typically use contractors more than ever before. As well as using specialist contractors such as electricians, builders, cleaners, maintenance, security or catering, sometimes “contractors” work in core areas of the business, shoulder to shoulder with regular staff.
Posted in News by Andrew Clarke on 22nd January 2013
The starting point for health & safety compliance is a “living” health & safety policy. The HSE said recently what we want to see is a scruffy piece of paper with coffee stains and finger prints all over it that’s being used on the ground. A pile of neat paperwork in an office drawer won’t save anyone. We look at the benefits of a revitalised H&S policy below.
Posted in News by Susan Hart on 18th June 2012
The recent case of Whitehead v the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement has emphasised the importance for rural employers of a having a robust health and safety policy.
Posted in News by Jeremy Horton on 19th December 2011
For one grandmother what should have been an exciting family visit to Santa’s grotto with her grandchildren turned into a nightmare. 73 year old Mrs Dufosse from Southampton had gone with five other family members, including her grandchildren, to visit Santa’s grotto at Selfridge’s in Oxford Street London.
Posted in News by Andrew Clarke on 7th September 2011
Guidance on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has been published by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association.
Posted in News by Mark Gore on 28th March 2011
After 6 months since Lord Young of Graffham presented his review of the operation of health and safety law, the Department of Work and Pensions has published a progress report regarding the implementation of the proposals.
Posted in News by John Sheath on 22nd March 2011
Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings (CGH) was the first company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter and fined £385,000 on 15 February 2011. In convicting the company, the jury found that its system of work in digging trial pits was wholly and unnecessarily dangerous. Although the case is a wake-up call for smaller companies, are there any lessons to learn for the NHS?