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WORK EQUIPMENT CODE AND GUIDE UPDATED

Posted on 3rd December 2014
PUWER guidance material on compliance now published

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FREE FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ‘IRRESPONSIBLE’?

Posted on 2nd June 2014
Queens speech to contain fundamental changes to site safety law

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REASONABLE PRACTICABILITY AND PROPORTIONALITY

Posted on 10th January 2014
Is there a dichotomy between ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ approaches to safety?

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SELF-EMPLOYED TO BE EXEMPT FROM SAFETY LAWS

Posted on 3rd August 2012
No change as construction set to be exempt from self-employed exemption!

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REPORTING PUBLIC INJURY & WORK RELATED DISEASE TO END

Posted on 3rd August 2012
Government simplification policy impacts on injury etc. reporting rules

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SAFETY IS MORE THAN ‘CALCULATING NUMBERS’ SAYS HSE BOSS

Posted on 1st August 2012
Quantitative assessment not the determinant of what is ‘reasonably practicable’

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PROSECUTION CODE SET FOR GREATER PROPORTIONALITY

Posted on 25th July 2012
DPP invites responses to proposed new prosecutors code used by HSE 

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PARENT COMPANY LIABILITY FOR SUBSIDIARY H&S BREACHES

Posted on 11th July 2012
Court of Appeal judgement implications for potential scale of safety fines

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HSE TO INTRODUCE ‘FEE FOR INTERVENTION’ IN OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 29th June 2012
Investigations could result in high five figure invoices for errant businesses

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APPROVED CODE ON SAFETY MANAGEMENT TO BE WITHDRAWN

Posted on 25th June 2012
Government review of approved codes moves towards action phase

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GOVERNMENT RETREATS FROM FIRST AID TRAINING APPROVAL

Posted on 24th June 2012
HSE approval of training providers and qualifications to be removed

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NEW GUIDE ON TEST OF EMPLOYMENT AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Posted on 11th June 2012
HMRC publishes new comprehensive guidance on determining employment status

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CDM REGULATIONS TO UNDERGO SIGNIFICANT REVISION

Posted on 22nd May 2012
HSE suggest outcome of CDM 2007 review may bring substantial change to law

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COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) RULING ON PUWER DUTY

Posted on 2nd May 2012
Guidance on approach to be followed in considering if employer has complied

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EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE COMPLIANCE REPORT

Posted on 29th February 2012
Research suggests almost 20% of employers have no cover for workplace injury

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PRIME MINISTER CONDEMNS ‘TIDE OF RISK ASSESSMENT FORMS’

Posted on 6th January 2012
Government promises to free SMEs from stranglehold of H&S red tape

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HSE HIGHLIGHTS CLIENT SITE WELFARE DUTIES

Posted on 1st March 2011
Inspectors advised on consistent enforcement of welfare provision

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DOMESTIC CLIENT CIVIL LIABILITY CLARIFIED BY COURTS

Posted on 24th February 2011
Injured workman fails to secure Court of Appeal support in compensation claim

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COLD WEATHER IMPLICATIONS FOR SITE SAFETY

Posted on 9th December 2010
UCATT issues warning on construction site safety in colder weather

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FACES CROWN COURT SENTENCING

Posted on 18th August 2010
Prosecution follows 21m fall from working platform on hospital project

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HSE EXPLOSION EVIDENCE PUBLISHED

Posted on 16th April 2010
Oil Depot explosion prosecution evidence made public

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DOMESTIC CLIENT NOT LIABLE FOR INJURY

Posted on 17th March 2010
Court rejects workman fall injury compensation claim on client

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WORK AT HEIGHT REGS UNDER SCRUTINY

Posted on 4th September 2009
WAH Regulations 2005 come under House of Lords examination

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JOINT VENTURE SAFETY LIABILITY

Posted on 9th May 2009
Implications of Buncefield judgment for construction joint ventures

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COURT OF APPEAL CONSIDERS EMPLOYMENT

Posted on 3rd April 2009
Independent contractor ‘sham’ documents will not work   

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COURT OF APPEAL DECISION

Posted on 22nd January 2009
Court of Appeal rules on civil liability for ‘extra-hazardous operation’

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HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFENCES ACT IN FORCE

Posted on 18th January 2009
Tougher penalties now available to magistrates for H&S offences

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LANDMARK HOUSE OF LORDS DECISION

Posted on 12th December 2008
Prosecution need only prove exposure to risk

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LEGAL ISSUES ‘REASONABLY PRACTICABLE’

Posted on 18th November 2008
House of Lords soon to rule on HSW Act ‘reverse burden’ duty

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