Eversheds Sutherland


Pregnant workers and COVID–19

When it comes to pregnant workers, employers are required to carry out a risk assessment to identify the risks and how they will be eliminated or reduced. So, what risks and issues should employers be aware of within their pregnant workforce amid the coronavirus outbreak? Read More

Legionella: Where low occupancy poses water-borne risks

As the ‘new normal’ settles in, and questions are asked about when we might return to work, organisations are advised to shift their focus from fire-fighting to business continuity planning and developing a strategy for the re-start of operations. This will ensure organisations are best placed to tackle current concerns, as well as to respond when the Government restrictions are lifted. Read More

Not so good vibrations – Prosecutions for failures to adequately manage the risks from vibration remain a priority for the HSE

Amy Sadro, Principal Associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Environment, Health and Safety Team and Dr Chris Nelson, a Principal Consultant and specialist Read More

COVID-19: Can employers be prosecuted if employees are exposed?

Amidst all the coronavirus headlines, some commentators have speculated that employers may be about to face prosecution if they don’t take all precautions possible to protect staff and third parties from infection. Paul Verrico, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, investigates whether that is the case. Read More

Handling the media following a health and safety incident

How the media covers an event can have lasting and potentially damaging effects on an organisation’s reputation; the key is to be prepared and to act proactively, quickly and decisively. Read More

A pandemic within a pandemic?

The fear pandemic is something that each of us has to manage – anxiety loves the words ‘what if’ – so how can you manage your head and overcome your feelings when they are overwhelming and how can you help others who may be struggling too? Read More

Long awaited Environment Bill Back in Parliament

After failing to complete its passage through Parliament at the end of 2019, the Environment Bill was back in Parliament on 30 January 2020. Read More

A new Memorandum of Understanding between the Chief Coroner and the HSE

Sarah Valentine, goes through the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between HSE and the Chief Coroner of England and Wales. Read More

Environmental compliance and reform on the horizon

Eversheds Sutherland flags a number of upcoming environmental law changes and compliance deadlines for 2019. A wide range of businesses will be affected by some, if not all, of these changes, meaning planning ahead is essential to ensure compliance. Read More

Heatwave: ‘Employers should evaluate working environment in their thermal comfort risk assessment’

How businesses should 'beat the heat' during heatwaves. During most seasons in the UK, it’s hard to imagine heat stress being a real danger. Read More



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Statutory inspections during COVID-19 – Director’s Briefing

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