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Regulatory Predictions for 2020

Regulatory Predictions for 2020

In 2019 we saw increasingly large fines handed out by the Courts as the Sentencing guideline beds in.  We have reviewed some of those cases in this ar ...

Stress: What is Around the Corner?

Stress: What is Around the Corner?

Workplace stress is a hot topic, with last year’s injury and illness statistics revealing that stress has now become the most common reason for time o ...

Fatal Incidents involving cattle and the public

Fatal Incidents involving cattle and the public

Every year a number of fatalities occur on agricultural sites involving cattle. This article summarises the preventative guidance those in the agricul ...

The Guideline Lottery

The Guideline Lottery

In this article we summarise the recent developments to the Sentencing Guidelines, focusing primarily on CQC prosecutions, street works prosecutions a ...

Health and Safety Prosecutions in 2019

Health and Safety Prosecutions in 2019

Looking back over the last year a number of Court cases involving serious health and safety breaches which were amongst the most notable and high prof ...

Implications for Water Companies arising from the Environment Agency’s River Basin Planning Consultation

Implications for Water Companies arising from the Environment Agency’s River Basin Planning Consultation

In this article we take a closer look at the current Environment Agency (“EA”) consultation covering River Basin Planning and consider issues for orga ...

The Regulation of Drones: A Health and Safety Perspective

The Regulation of Drones: A Health and Safety Perspective

Following the coming into force of the Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 on 30 November 2019, the government’s position on drone misuse and the re ...

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 ...

Memorandum of Understanding between the Coroner and the HSE–6 Months on…

Memorandum of Understanding between the Coroner and the HSE–6 Months on…

In June 2019 the Chief Coroner for England and Wales issued a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Health and Safety Executive.  We take a look at ...

Health, Safety and Brexit

Health, Safety and Brexit

Since the referendum majority vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU over 3 years ago, Brexit uncertainty has dominated the headlines. Businesses nee ...