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The implications of leaving the EU on health and safety in Britain

19-02-2017

Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, workplace health and safety regulations have steadily developed into the set of laws, regulations and standards we have today.

Furthermore, many of the regulations and standards British companies have to adhere to have come from Eu…

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What you need to know about the new 2015 health and safety legislation

27-04-2015

Photo shows a representation of JusticeIt was back in 2011 when the UK government commissioned a review of health and safety legislation by Professor Löftstedt. Despite the fact that Professor Löftstedt concluded no real modifications were required, the government tasked the Health and Safety Executive Executive (HSE) with evaluating and…

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Legal changes make it harder for employees to win compensation

26-09-2013

The implementation of new laws in October 2013 will make it more difficult for employees who have been injured at work to make a successful claim for damages, according to a legal expert.

This could lead to thousands of workers being unsuccessful in claiming compensation for injuries sustained at w…

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Health and Safety Law - site update

06-09-2012

a picture of a gavelThe Health and Safety Law page has been updated, this is the first step toward making the page a much more helpful reference tool - many additional cases will be added and the page will see an eventual redesign which is aimed to make it more user friendly.

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Case Law page updated

27-03-2012

The HealthSafetyNews.co.uk Case Law page has been updated with additional legal precedent.

The page now covers the following topics:

  • Duty of Care
  • 'Reasonably Practicable'
  • Due Diligence
  • Occupiers' Liability to Trespassers
  • Personal Liability of Executives
  • Stress
  • Suitability of Flooring

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Guidance: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011

01-11-2011

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011 came into force on 24th October 2011.

These Regulations transpose Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment in Great Britain and Northern Ireland (repealing Council Directives 76…

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RIDDOR Changes - Submission to Ministers next week

02-09-2011

An update to the consultation on the “Common Sense, Common Safety” recommendation to amend RIDDOR:

The amendment would increase the “over three” days time period after which an injury must be reported to enforcing authorities to “over seven” days. The increased period coincides with the point wh…

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Forklift guidance

19-08-2011

forklift_imageFollowing news of a man being killed in a forklift incident, it's worth pointing out that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides valuable advice for anyone making use of forklift trucks in the workplace.

The HSE's free-to-download guidance 'Safety in working with lift trucks' states that th…

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RIDDOR Changes

17-08-2011

An update to the consultation on the “Common Sense, Common Safety” recommendation to amend RIDDOR:

The amendment would increase the “over three” days time period after which an injury must be reported to enforcing authorities to “over seven” days. The increased period coincides with the point wh…

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Young people at work

12-08-2011

Following news of a child who suffered burns working on a farm, it's worth pointing out that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides excellent advice for anyone employing young people.

"Young people, especially those new to the workplace, will encounter unfamiliar risks from the jobs they wil…

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Case Law

31-03-2011

A new page has been set up on www.healthsafetynews.co.uk giving details of case law that set legal precedent relevant to occupational health and safety - it is currently under construction but more cases will be added shortly. Visit the Law page to access this useful guidance tool; additional cases …

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Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings seeks Corporate Manslaughter appeal

16-03-2011

Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings has applied for permission to appeal against its conviction under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act and the £385,000 fine imposed.

The application to appeal was made on 14 March and a decision on whether it is granted permission is expected within…

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Health and Safety News - 9 March 2010

09-03-2010

ICE review aims to clarify health & safety requirement

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have published a review to help designers in the construction industry better understand the legal requirement to exercise a duty ‘so far as is reasonably practical’ with regards to Health and Safety at …

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