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.

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Duty of care and parental supervision

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Peter Wake Partner

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David Johnson
David Johnson Partner

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Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Amendment Regulations 2018

These amendment Regulations are due to come into force on 6 April 2018 subject to Parliamentary approval

Chris Green
Chris Green Partner

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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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