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HEALTH & SAFETY

H&S poster law

You know that if any of your staff (or visitors) have an accident at work, it’ll be your neck on the line. What notices and posters do you need to put up to prevent injuries and how much do they cost? More...

HEALTH & SAFETY

Health and safety fines doubled

Official figures show that health and safety fines have doubled in the last year, reaching £76 million. What’s behind this increase and how can you avoid trouble for your business? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and safety costs small business £90,000

A small business has been fined £60,000 and ordered to pay costs totalling nearly £30,000 for breaching health and safety laws. What did it do wrong and how can you avoid making the same mistake? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Risk assessments - actions speak louder than words

In a recent case involving a breach of health and safety rules, a company was hit with a hefty fine for not remedying a risk it had identified. What steps can you take to avoid getting caught in the same trap? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Must staff sign risk assessments?

The company has invested time and money training a member of staff to conduct workplace risk assessments. Trouble is, due to concerns about personal liability, he’s now refusing to sign them. What’s the legal position? More...

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...

HEALTH & SAFETY

Must your company train its first aiders annually?

Another director has come to you in a panic. They’ve heard that under new rules, all employees who are first aiders must now undergo annual refresher training with an accredited trainer. How can you put their mind at rest? More...

NEWS - ASBESTOS

Are you next?

The number of prosecutions under the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations more than tripled last year. How can you stay out of the line of fire? More...

DRIVING AT WORK

Responsibilities for own-car users

Some of your employees use their own vehicles to drive for work purposes. As a director, what should you have in place to reduce any potential liability arising from accidents due to badly maintained cars? More...

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

Defining managers’ responsibilities

The recent prosecution of a council in connection with a fatal Legionella outbreak shows what can go wrong when management responsibilities for health and safety aren’t clearly defined. As a director, what lessons can you learn from it? More...
Last updated: 27.03.2020

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