health and safety legislation


Government confirms implementation of ‘Harper’s Law’

Emergency workers will receive greater protection from violent criminals after the Government confirms ‘Harper’s Law’ will be added to the statute book. Read More

HSE grants legal exemption enabling the use of more environmentally friendly gases in the electricity distribution network

HSE exemption came into effect today on 1 December 2021 and is applicable to any pressure system containing an insulating and interrupting gas and forming an integral part of high voltage (HV) electrical apparatus. Read More

Barbour EHS legislation update eBook – October 2021

England’s government guidance for workplaces has been updated to reflect the lifting of COViD-19 restrictions, but continues to stress the need for risk assessment and action on any risks identified to keep employees safe Read More

Are industry professionals confident in the new Building Safety Bill?

Experts discuss whether they believe the proposed Building Safety Bill can prevent another tragic event like Grenfell from happening again. Read More

A guide to disposing of hazardous waste in the workplace

Hazardous waste is a concern in many industries. In order to adhere to guidelines, here’s a guide to disposing of hazardous waste safely. Read More

Changes to fire safety laws in Scotland require all homeowners to have interlinked alarms

The Scottish Government has introduced new fire safety laws legislating that all homeowners be required to have interlinked alarms in their properties. Read More

New technology driving change in road safety

Innovation and tech certainly appear to be creating a shift change, in terms of how duty holders and organisations are seeking to manage and control its work-related road risk (“WRRR”). Read More

New laws on building safety proposed to Parliament

A key element of the proposals is that that certain buildings will require a safety case when they are occupied. Read More

Modern slavery offences sentencing guidelines published

The Sentencing Council has published new sentencing guidelines for sentencing offenders convicted of modern slavery offences in England and Wales, following a consultation. Read More

Cameron House Hotel fire prosecution: ‘An important precedent for Scottish fire safety’

Lynne Gray, Partner at Burness Paull LP, looks into the recent Cameron House Hotel judgment, which resulted in a £500,000 fine for fire safety failings that led to the deaths of two guests in 2017. Read More



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Digitally connecting your EHSQ management

7 Steps to help you manage EHSQ incidents that could derail your business

Barbour EHS legislation update eBook – October 2021

Understanding employee health concerns…

Evolving ESG trends and the commercial implications faced by business leaders