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ANALYSIS: Those responsible for the most serious workplace fatalities can expect custodial sentences of up to 18 years, according to new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council. 23 Aug 2018
ANALYSIS: The UK's highest court has redefined the scope of an actionable personal injury, by finding that employees can in principle recover damages for sensitisation to an allergy. 29 Jun 2018
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Almost two years ago a new guideline for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences (the Definitive Guideline) was published which came into force on 1 February 2016, for offences sentenced...
This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated.
ANALYSIS: Dame Judith Hackitt has recommended a wide-ranging and ambitious package of building and fire safety reforms. 18 May 2018
The Court of Appeal has reduced to £200,000 a "manifestly excessive" £475,000 fine imposed on a truck sale and leasing company for breaches of health and safety law which led to the accidental death of a contractor. 16 Apr 2018
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