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.

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
Insights
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

Insights
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

Insights
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

Insights
England and Wales coroners’ statistics published

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

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

Insights
Safety representative guide shows gender divide in workplace risks

A guide published by the Trades Union Congress has highlighted the need to take gender differences into account when doing risk assessments.

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

News
Drayton Manor incident - comments from Weightmans Health and Safety expert

An investigation is underway after a young girl died after falling from a ride at a Staffordshire theme park.

Adrian Marston
Adrian Marston Partner

News
Alton Towers sentencing: £5m fine for Merlin

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions has been fined £5m after admitting health and safety breaches over The Smiler rollercoaster crash.

David Lewis
David Lewis Partner

Share on Twitter