Health and safety law touches virtually every business sector. And with the amount and complexity of the legislation increasing every year, staying up to date with your responsibilities can be tricky.
The penalties for some health and safety offences are increasing, and with the first conviction under the new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in early 2011, it means that the consequences of getting it wrong are now more serious than ever.
At Bevan Brittan, our specialist Health and Safety team acts for public, private and third sector clients, offering insightful and practical commercial advice to ensure they keep on the right side of health and safety law.
We accompany clients to interviews under caution and handle prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive, as well as intervening at an early stage to advise on prohibition and improvement notices.
In particular, our health and safety law experts have a wealth of experience in advising and assisting clients after deaths in the workplace, representing both individuals and organisations under investigation by the police and the Health and Safety Executive. We can also provide fast, comprehensive support for associated inquests or claims for personal injury damages.
If things do go wrong, our emergency response service can provide immediate and onsite assistance for major incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Responding quickly and effectively to an incident can often have a significant impact upon any enforcement action taken.
We are just as effective in helping to avoid incidents in the first place. Our first hand experience of health and safety prosecutions gives us a real, practical insight in to how best to help you reduce the risks in your business. Through training and high level reviews of safety policies, our specialist team makes sure you have the knowledge and the processes in place to deal with the unexpected.