Tag Archives: Health and Safety Executive

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 LINKS TO HSE GUIDANCE ON THE NEW REGULATIONS Details of the transitional arrangements can be found here The draft guidance from the Health and Safety Executive can be […]

HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT HAS ARGUABLY SAVED MORE LIVES THAN ANY OTHER PIECE OF LEGISLATION

There is a useful post on the Health and Safety Executive Website considering the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The piece from the Health and Safety Executive is available here. The Telegraph article that it refers to is here

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Approved Code of Practice and guidance – L148) replaces the existing Approved Code of Practice (COP25) which has been withdrawn as part of the revocation of the Docks Regulations […]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 […]

THE WORK AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS: NEW HSE GUIDANCE AND A POTTED GUIDE

For accidents after the 1st October 2013 there is no action for breach of statutory duty in relation to these Regulations.  However this does not mean that the Regulations are not relevant. Indeed they remain highly relevant for the reasons discussed in previous posts.  Here we look at: 1. Guidance as to the continued relevance […]

INCREASED PENALTIES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY BREACHES

The Health and Safety Executive have given notice that sentencing powers are being increased for health and safety violations and penalties will be increased.  More cases will be heard in the Magistrates’ Courts as a result of the review that took place on the 16th January.