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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.

Steel company fined for releasing toxic substances

Tata Steel UK Limited has been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its Scunthorpe site.

Crispin Kenyon Partner
Soft toy filling company sentenced after worker loses hand

The Stuffing Plant Ltd has been sentenced after a worker suffered life changing injuries.

Crispin Kenyon Partner

Passenger air transport company fined £250,000 after worker left with brain damage

Signature Flight Support London Luton Ltd has been fined after an employee was crushed by hangar doors.

Crispin Kenyon Partner

Company sentenced after boy suffered life-changing injuries on farm

An eight year old boy who fell from a vehicle on his parent’s farm has had to have a leg amputated.

Crispin Kenyon Partner

Company fined after worker becomes entangled in netting

A vegetable growing company was sentenced after a worker suffered a head injury.

Crispin Kenyon Partner

HSE makes cost recovery dispute process fully independent

Disputed invoices raised under the fee for intervention cost recovery scheme will be considered by a fully independent panel from 1 September.

Crispin Kenyon Partner

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 Partner

England and Wales coroners’ statistics published

The 2016 statistics relating to Coroners’ Courts in England and Wales have been published.

Crispin Kenyon Partner