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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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What are employers' fire safety duties?

17-12-2013

photo shows a building on fireEmployers, building owners and other people responsible for commercial buildings have a duty to put necessary fire safety precautions in place to all reasonable and practicable extents. This is seen in health law under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which applies to all non-domestic…

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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

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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