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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Risk assessments: don’t play with fire

A company which told an employee to pour petrol over weeds and set light to them has been fined £23,000. However, the HSE didn’t prosecute because of the dangerous instruction; it picked up on something else. What was it? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and safety inspections could be expensive

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has outlined plans to recover the cost of its inspectors’ time from companies that are found to have breached the law. What could this mean for you and your fellow directors? More...

PERSONNEL

Who does the (health and safety) buck stop with?

When it comes to matters of health and safety, employees often assume that the buck stops firmly with the directors. But, as a recent case demonstrates, this couldn’t be further from the truth. So what should you tell them? More...

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

Director gets five-year ban for carrying on

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Who’s checking on the builders?

You’ve decided to employ a firm to build an extension on your office. But a fellow director warns you that you need to make some checks on the contractor’s safety record before you sign a contract. Is he right? More...

LEGAL DUTIES

Directors’ help with health and safety at work

The HSE says directors should follow its guidance on how health and safety should be managed in the workplace. So, are you legally required to do this and what could happen if you don’t? More...

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

Taking extra care with health and safety

You’ve heard that the outcome of a recent case makes it easier than ever for the Health and Safety Executive to pursue directors personally if their companies fall foul of workplace legislation. Is this correct? More...

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

Directors and their safety responsibilities

Is it true that there’s no legislation that says you have to undertake proactive health and safety management within the company? And if not, how you can protect your personal position as a director? What does the latest case say? More...

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

What compensation culture?

If you believed all the headlines, you’d think we were in the grip of a claims epidemic - employees claiming for every little bump and sprain. What’s the reality and what can you do to reduce your (personal) exposure to risk? More...

LIABILITY - ASBESTOS

Is it really a problem?

The new rules on managing asbestos have now been in force for a couple of years. With talk of directors going to jail, what’s been the reality? More...
Last updated: 29.05.2020

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