Health and safety

Health and safety guidance:

Post 1 October 2013 On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents occurring from...

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Having in place a well-thought-out and accessible structure on health and safety could help enable an organisation to ensure that it is managed effectively and...

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. Stress is not...

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General duties under statute Section 172(1) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) creates a general duty on a director to: ‘… act in the way he considers, in good faith,...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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Having in place a well thought-out and accessible structure on health and safety could help enable an organisation to ensure it is managed effectively and efficiently. An...

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Prior to 1 October 2015, the self-employed were obliged to protect themselves and others from any risks to their health and safety which may arise from the work...

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This Practice Note examines the obligations that apply to an employer to consult on health and safety matters, either directly or via health and safety representatives...

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This table contains a summary of the key legislation relevant to health and safety in an office-based workplace. Other industry/workplace-specific requirements may apply...

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Workers and employers are free to agree any hours of work they choose up to the maximum working hours set out in the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833 (WTR...

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In certain circumstances, an interim remedy is available to an employee claiming unfair dismissal before the final hearing of his claim and before any finding of unfair...

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What's the issue? It's estimated that 6.8 million people in the UK are lone workers—22% of the working population. Employers are responsible for lone worker safety during...

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The Pregnant Workers Directive 92/85/EEC (PWD) requires Member States of the EU to implement measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The smoke-free provisions of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 (not yet in force) replace, in Wales, the current regime under the Health Act 2006....

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment...

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UPDATE: On 21 July 2019, following its consultation on ‘Confidentiality clauses: measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination’, the...

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This Practice Note considers the rights that workers have under the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833, (WTR) and the enforcement of those rights. If an employer...

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Drivers and operators of goods vehicles and passenger vehicles may be subject to UK domestic or EU working time rules in relation to daily driving and duty limits, breaks...

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