Category Codes of Practice

RISK ASSESSMENTS AND THE VIOLA PLAYER: BOWING TO THE INEVITABLE OR JUST HIGHLY STRUNG?

The case of Goldscheider v The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation [2018] EWHC 687 (QB) received a lot of attention because of the unusual facts. However the case is, in fact, a classic illustration of the central importance of the risk assessment in modern litigation. THE RISK ASSESSMENT: FORTHCOMING TALK Here we concentrate upon one […]

THE EMPLOYER’S DUTY: THE SUPREME COURT STATES THE IMPORTANCE OF RISK ASSESSMENTS

In Kennedy -v- Cordia Services LLP [2016] UKSC 6 the Supreme Court allowed the appellant’s appeal. The case related to Scottish law, however the principles are of general application.   It raises interesting issues as to the relevance of “It follows that the employer’s duty is no longer confined to taking such precautions as are […]

CHANGES TO CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS ON THE 6th APRIL 2015: USEFUL LINKS

Construction remains one of the most dangerous areas to work in.  On the 6th April 2015 the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replace the 2007 Regulations. LINKS TO HSE GUIDANCE ON THE NEW REGULATIONS Details of the transitional arrangements can be found here The draft guidance from the Health and Safety Executive can be […]

NEW GUIDANCE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY IN DOCKS AND PORTS

The Health and Safety Executive has produced new Guidance on Health and Safety in Docks and Ports. The HSE state: “The new guidance (Safety in Docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance – L148) replaces the existing Approved Code of Practice (COP25) which has been withdrawn as part of the revocation of the Docks Regulations […]

HSE CONSULTATION PAPERS: THEIR POTENTIAL SIGNIFICANCE IN PERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS

The Health and Safety Executive have produced several consultation papers relating to proposed reforms of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and to amend the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment THE […]

TRIPS, SLIPS & FALLS: USEFUL GUIDANCE FROM THE HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

The Health and Safety Executive have produced an e-bulletin on slips, trips and falls (the most common place of workplace accident costing an estimated £800 million a year). Useful guidance can also be found at The HSE site on guidance on slips and trips The HSE guide to preventing slips and trips at work The […]

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE GUIDANCE: SLIPS AND TRIPS

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 […]