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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.

England and Wales coroners’ statistics published

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

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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome exposure results in fine for engineering firm

An engineering firm has been fined for its failure to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

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Woman struck by scaffolding results in fines for two companies

Employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane on a building project in Poundbury, Dorchester when the attachment holding 500 scaffolding…

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Sentencing Council guidelines review on gross negligence manslaughter

The Sentencing Council has announced a consultation on its proposals for sentencing of offenders convicted of gross negligence manslaughter.

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HSE enforcement notices following fatal accident in US theme park

Following a fatal accident at an American theme park the HSE has initiated a re-inspection of the six machines of this version operating in the UK.

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Crossrail contractor handed £1 million fine following three incidents

A joint venture, Bam Ferrovial Keir, was fined over £1 million following the death of a worker and two other incidents on the project.

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£1 million fine for NHS Trust following death in Lincolnshire

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined following the death of a 53-year-old at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

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Waste company fined after worker suffers severe burns

A waste company has been fined after one of its workers received severe burns to his upper body and face in October 2014.

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