Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations


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

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

Sir Robert McAlpine fined £260k after fall from height

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening. Read More

£50k fine for manufacturer after employee has fingers amputated

A manufacturer of prepared bird feed has been prosecuted after an employee suffered life changing injuries when his hand was trapped in an unguarded rotary valve. Read More

Monitoring and measuring radon exposure in the workplace

David Gilmour, Business Manager for the Environment and Safety team at SOCOTEC, explains the importance of radon exposure in the workplace, and takes us through the process of monitoring and assessing levels and their impact on staff and visitors. 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

Give PEACE a Chance! Beyond the obvious in incident investigation

Matthew Powell-Howard, NEBOSH Head of Strategy, considers how organisations can get the most out of their investigations – and where they sometimes go off-script. Read More

Control of contractors made simple

Gary Duce, Managing Director of Reset, looks at how organisations can better manage contractors working on their premises and ensure compliance. Read More

Manufacturing worker killed in ‘preventable’ machinery incident

Employee was in the process of removing a cast plastic rod from a casting machine. The rod was secured in the machine by a pressurised piston, which should have been depressurised before the rod was removed. Read More

Worker crushed due to transport management failures

Employee was seriously injured when a pallet loaded with 920kg of cardboard packaging toppled from a forklift and landed on him. Read More



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