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Significant Changes since the Introduction of New Sentencing Guidelines

Significant Changes since the Introduction of New Sentencing Guidelines In February 2016, the Sentencing Council introduced a new guideline for Health and Safety and Corporate Manslaughter offences, which made a Read more…

Acquiring a New Business? Have You Checked the Health & Safety Risks?

Health and safety are not always at the top of the list of considerations when going through the business acquisition process, but there can be considerable implications for the acquiring Read more…

Grenfell Tower Fire: Final Report – Design, Construction and Refurbishment

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, a report detailing principles and recommendations for the new regulatory framework has been produced. A set of rigorous and demanding duty holder roles Read more…

Grenfell Tower Fire: Final Report of Building Regulations and Fire Safety “Building a Safer Future.”

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 in which 72 people died, Dame Judith Hackett, a former Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), was asked by the Read more…

Grenfell Tower Fire: What do Contractors Need to do Differently Regarding Health and Safety?

Following the Grenfell tower disaster in June 2017, many contractors might be asking themselves what they should be doing about health and safety. Many contractors might not even have thought Read more…

How Could the HSE Fee for Intervention Affect Your Organisation?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a Fee for Intervention scheme which is invoked when an inspector considers a duty holder – usually a company or an organization – Read more…

Health and Safety in the Office

Office health and safety is often overlooked in business. Many office jobs, like sitting at a desk and typing at computer, don’t seem to suggest much risk. However, working in Read more…

Sentencing Guidelines: What Do Individuals Need to Know?

On 1 February 2016, the Sentencing Guidelines Council introduced a new guideline in relation to corporate offences. It also applies to individual Health and Safety Offences, including those committed by Read more…

Health and Safety Issues for the Self Employed: Gym Instructors

There’s a lot of confusion about the changes to Health and Safety legislation relating to the self employed. A few years ago, a report was undertaken which indicated that self Read more…

Sentencing for Health and Safety Offences for Small Businesses

For small businesses with a turnover in the range of £2-10 million which commit Health and Safety offences, new guidelines (brought in on 1 February 2016) suggest the starting point Read more…

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