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Construction Update

Construction Update

In this article we consider issues specifically relating to the Construction sector, including the HSE's statistics which show that this sector remain ...

HSE Shines the Spotlight on Principal Designers

HSE Shines the Spotlight on Principal Designers

The HSE is now taking greater account of the health and safety implications of a principal designer’s approach to the design during the pre-constructi ...

Occupational Stress in the Construction Sector

Occupational Stress in the Construction Sector

In 2018 82,000 cases of ill-health were reported in the construction sector.  25% of those cases related to mental ill-health including stress, anxiet ...

Sentencing Council’s impact assessment - large fine increases for organisations of all sizes

Sentencing Council’s impact assessment - large fine increases for organisations of all sizes

The Sentencing Council has recently assessed the impact and implementation of the Sentencing Council’s Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaugh ...

Using your loaf to feed the public: a cautionary tale

Using your loaf to feed the public: a cautionary tale

Following the recent death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who suffered an allergic reaction to sesame seeds in her sandwich, Bridget Sanger, Solicitor loo ...

DAC Beachcroft Spotlight: 2018 Health and Safety in numbers

DAC Beachcroft Spotlight: 2018 Health and Safety in numbers

As we begin to approach the end of 2018, it is that time of year again when everyone begins to feel festive and the HSE release their annual statistic ...

The construction sector remains a high priority for the HSE–including CDM clients

The construction sector remains a high priority for the HSE–including CDM clients

The HSE's recently published statistics for workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2017/18 confirm that construction remains the highest risk se ...

Construction Health & Safety Update

Construction Health & Safety Update

As the first month of 2018 draws to a close we wanted to spend a few moments reflecting on the main Health and Safety developments impacting on the co ...

What does 2018 have to offer for Health & Safety?

What does 2018 have to offer for Health & Safety?

As we welcome in the New Year, it is clear that 2018 will be another significant period of change for health and safety in the workplace.  In this art ...

Prosecutions of health and social care organisations and their senior managers set to rise?

Prosecutions of health and social care organisations and their senior managers set to rise?

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £27,000 at Stafford Crown Court for health and safety breac ...