legislation and guidance


Webinar: Health and safety law conundrums during the COVID-19 pandemic

Download: April 2020 Legislation Update Coronavirus has become a top priority for employers all over the world. The pandemic event Read More

SHP Health & Safety Legislation update eBook

SHP’s latest Health & Safety legislation eBook covers coronavirus legislation, Brexit, Grenfell, changes to workplace exposure limits, environment, energy and much more... Read More

Returning to work once COVID-19 lockdown relaxes – What’s expected in health and safety criminal law and how can you avoid prosecution?

Your organisation is looking ahead to stepwise resumption of operations once the COVID-19 lockdown starts to be eased. But what are your health and safety criminal law obligations for the return to work and what do you need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law? Read More

April 2020 legislation update Q&A

Following April's Legislation Update webinar, we put some of your unanswered questions to panellists Simon Joyston-Bechal, from Turnstone Law and James Meredith, from Russell-Cooke. Read their answers here, or listen back to the session in full. 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

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

Is it enough to operate legally?

This April sees the introduction of more stringent requirements around 'day one' statements of employment particulars (including sick pay & benefit entitlements). Carl Laidler, Director of Wellbeing at Health Shield Friendly Society, argues that, in order to ensure compliance, trust, reputation, businesses need to ensure a culture of organisational wellbeing. Read More

Construction that doesn’t cost the Earth

Environmental responsibility is a major concern for the construction industry and it has never been more important for companies to use contractors that meet the latest sustainability standards, explains Ian McKinnon, Managing Director at CHAS. Read More

How do you manage fatigue in the workplace?

Whether it is caused by a medical condition, working hours, shift patterns or personal circumstances, fatigue is a health and safety risk that can often be overlooked, but must be controlled by employers. Read More

Responding to COVID-19 – What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

Your organisation is now making preparations for the coming COVID-19 pandemic and you are deluged with specific concerns, information and action plans that need to be developed. Amongst the many questions being asked by the Board, should be a cut through question: 'What are our health and safety criminal law obligations in dealing with the coronavirus, what do we have to do and how can we protect ourselves from blame if we get it wrong?' Read More



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