Health and safety

A comprehensive service to help ensure regulatory compliance, whatever your business.

Regulation has placed an increasingly difficult burden on business which will continue in the coming years. The change in the court’s approach to sentencing following new guidelines which came into force in February 2016 now means that the stakes are higher than ever.  Weightmans can help you meet your legal obligations and avoid incurring heavy penalties – morally, legally and financially.

Our health and safety consultancy unit offers a seamless service, from advice through to training, and works closely with our team of expert health and safety lawyers to provide a seamless service should you need legal advice and representation.

This service is available as either a one-off project or as an annual retainer as part of a service level agreement, which is bespoke to your business's needs.

In terms of prevention, we offer a full range of advisory services, including on site inspections and audits, risk assessment work, advice regarding documentary procedures and safety management systems.

Services include:

  • General consultation on H&S matters
  • Developing and drafting safety policies and procedures 
  • Inspection and auditing to HSG65 standards 
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment 
  • Accident Investigation 
  • Crisis management 
  • 24/7 emergency advice line

We also offer bespoke health and safety training solutions, fully tailored to your individual needs. In Chambers guide to the legal profession we were described in 2014 as 'the market leaders for innovative health and safety training'.

Our ability to combine the talents of our nationally recognised lawyers, a former Principal Inspector with the HSE, a dual-qualified lawyer/EHO  and a serving Assistant Coroner, based at offices in the south, midlands, north and Scotland, mean that we have the strength, depth and breadth to meet all of  your training and advisory needs.

Focus on… Legal advice for health and safety offences

With the introduction of substantial fines, it has never been more important to take specialist advice when facing charges relating to health and…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner
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Employment Tribunal can consider subsequent evidence in appeals against Health & Safety Prohibition Notices

In considering an appeal against a Prohibition Notice, an Employment Tribunal could properly consider evidence that came into existence after the…

Seonaid Busby
Seonaid Busby Partner

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Focus on… Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Employers may at times feel as though the duty for safeguarding an individual’s health and safety lies solely with them. This is not always the case…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

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The Consultation Season

It might be the festive season, but it is also the consultation season.

Simon Colvin
Simon Colvin Partner

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Trust fined £330,000 for falls deaths

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust received fines in respect of five breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

David Lewis
David Lewis Partner

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HSE Summary 2017: Occupational Disease Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published their annual summary statistics which revealed the burden of occupational illness and disease…

Jim Byard
Jim Byard Partner

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Reporting a workplace health and safety problem

Regulations require work-related deaths and injuries to be reported to the relevant enforcing authority.

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

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Environment Agency officers conduct illegal waste export

Environment Agency led an intelligence-gathering operation to identify any waste materials which could have been being illegally exported to Europe.

Simon Colvin
Simon Colvin Partner

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