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Working Safely during COVID-19: New Guidelines and HSE Enforcement

Working Safely during COVID-19: New Guidelines and HSE Enforcement

The government has this week published new ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines to help UK businesses to get back up and running whilst ensuring that workplac ...

The Government Announces a New Fire Safety Bill

The Government Announces a New Fire Safety Bill

The announcement of a Fire Safety Bill on 19 March 2020 is the first move in long-awaited legislative reforms to fire safety law. The Bill proposes li ...

Update on HSE Chief Executive's report, HSE business plan and coronavirus guidance

Update on HSE Chief Executive's report, HSE business plan and coronavirus guidance

In advance of the publication of the HSE’s Business Plan for 2020/21, we summarise below the report of the HSE’s Chief Executive in March which highli ...

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 ...