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DIRECTORS’ DUTIES

Tougher health and safety fines

From 1 February 2016 the courts will impose much greater fines for health and safety breaches and corporate manslaughter, regardless of when the offence occurred. How will these fines be calculated? More...

OCCUPIERS’ LIABILITY

Contractor’s staff: are you liable for their injuries?

You’ve hired a contractor to undertake work on the company’s premises. Whilst doing so disaster strikes and one of its employees suffers a personal injury. Could the company or the directors be held liable? More...

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

Are you putting yourself at risk by employing youngsters?

One of your experienced workers is leaving and you want to replace him with a young trainee. She will be cheaper to employ, but one of your fellow directors reckons extra health and safety rules won’t allow it. Is he right? More...

INSURANCE

Sole directors and injuries at work

In a recent case, a sole director sustained a serious personal injury at work. When he sought financial compensation from the company, its insurers successfully defended the claim. Where did this director go wrong? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Business finances and cancer

DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY

Why choosing the right cleaner is so important

You’ve been using the same cleaner for quite a few years, but he’s about to retire. Should you look for another one-man band or switch to a professional cleaning contractor? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and safety regulations updated

You’ve heard there have been recent changes to health and safety regulations, and as a director you’re responsible for ensuring your company complies with these. What are the changes and when did they come into force? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

HSE’s costs recovery plans “on hold”

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

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...
Last updated: 12.12.2018

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