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Language Barriers

Language Barriers

Monday, March 2, 2015

“Latvian national who spoke little English was killed, and his nephew left clinging to a wall, after a roof they were removing asbestos cement sheets from collapsed as they sat on it. It is believed the company had the correct procedures for work... Read More

Streamlining Health and Safety: Quality over Quantity says UK Government

Streamlining Health and Safety: Quality over Quantity says UK Government

Thursday, February 19, 2015

By the time the current parliamentary session comes to an end this May, 84% of Health and Safety laws will have been reviewed and simplified under the Conservative Government reports legal firm Pinsent Masons.  The Department of Work and Pensions... Read More

 Health & Safety Seasonal Risks

Health & Safety Seasonal Risks

Monday, December 22, 2014

Seasonal Weather and Everyday Hazards As winter arrives and the possibility of snow and ice appears on the horizon, questions are often asked about how far an employer is required to go in order to protect their employees and others against everyday... Read More

HSE Releases Annual Figures

HSE Releases Annual Figures

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The HSE has published its latest annual statistics for the 2013/2014 period which show: 133 fatal injuries – a fall from 150 the previous year 77,593 other injuries reported under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences... Read More

Identifying an Employee as Disabled

Identifying an Employee as Disabled

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person shall be deemed to have a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The... Read More

Harassment: Quality Solicitors v Tunstall 2014

Harassment: Quality Solicitors v Tunstall 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In this case Miss Tunstall was Polish and worked as a paralegal for Quality Solicitors. She overheard a colleague saying to a client that "She is Polish and very nice" or "She is Polish but very nice". The Tribunal in the first instance held that it did not... Read More

What HSE inspectors looked for during inspections

What HSE inspectors looked for during inspections

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HSE Autumn 2014 bulletin outlines – “What HSE inspectors looked for during inspections” The bulletin states HSE inspectors considered whether: risks to health from exposure to dust such as silica were being controlled; workers were... Read More

Summary of key changes proposed in the draft CDM 2015 regulations

Summary of key changes proposed in the draft CDM 2015 regulations

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Legislation Update Summary of key changes proposed in the draft CDM 2015 regulations Following a recent consultation on the changes to Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations Brunel Management have looked at the key changes proposed in the... Read More

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