One effect of the ending of civil liability for breach of the Regulations is that all lawyers are going to have much more closely at recommendations by the Health and Safety Executive. These, along with the Regulations and Codes of Practice, are likely to form the standard by which employers are judge. In some cases the guidance can be very specific. Here we look at HSE Guidance on slips and trips.
THE SLIPS AND TRIPS PAGE
The HSE has a specific slips and trips page at http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/index.htm.
This is worth looking at for:
- General guidance on slips and trips http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg225.pdf
- The E-learning package http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/step/index.htm
- The slips assessment tool http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/sat/index.htm
There is often very specific guidance for instance:
- Stopping slips in kitchens http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/kitchens/index.htm
- Slips and trips in waste management and recycling.http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/slipsandtrips.htm?ebul=gd-Waste+cr=2/Jan14
See the links from these pages onto related guidance.
With the law being changed lawyers require more practical knowledge of what could, or should, have been done. Often most of the the material can be found on the HSE websites.