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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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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…

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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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Changes to RIDDOR regulations

23-12-2010

HSE Press Release:

The Health and Safety Executive has agreed a plan for the publication of consultation documents on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

In his report on health and safety, Lord Young recommended that RIDDOR be…

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