• In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974, we present a series of candid conversations with senior health and safety professionals. Hear their stories, learn from their experiences and gain valuable insights as we explore the world of health and safety.

    Our featured professionals share first hand accounts of pivotal moments, significant challenges, and successes that have shaped their careers In health and safety. Their reflections offer unique perspectives on the progress made and the ongoing commitment to ensuring safe and healthy workplaces for all. Join us as we celebrate their contributions and look forward to the future of workplace safety.

    "If you'd have said to me at bar school I'd become a health and safety lawyer, I'd have done a double take"

    Eleanor Sanderson is a Barrister specialising in regulatory criminal proceedings and defending the most serious prosecutions brought under health and safety and fire safety law. She is ranked by Chambers and Partners in “Band 1”. She acts on behalf of companies and directors in relation to allegations of gross negligence and corporate manslaughter, and serious breaches of sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. 

    We speak with Eleanor to learn more about how the Act has evolved in her time as a Barrister, explore what challenges she faces in her position and look to the future on what's still left to do. 


    Find out about Eleanor's wealth of experience

    Honouring the legacy: Our anniversary activities

    To celebrate the act, we will be publishing a number of articles and video interviews with influential health and safety professionals exploring the past, present and future of the HSWA and health and safety management more broadly. Find out more here.


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