Training & Knowledge: April 2017

24th Apr 2017Newsletters

The HSE announces it is to Consult on Fee for Intervention Scheme Dispute Process

Introduction In February, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its Fee for Intervention scheme dispute process fully independent. This announcement came hot on the heels of a judicial review challenge over the appeal process being dropped weeks before the scheduled hearing following agreement being reached between […]

24th Apr 2017Newsletters

The Tunisia Inquests

On 28 February 2017, HHJ Lorraine-Smith handed down judgment and conclusions in the Tunisia Inquests. Despite one or two juicy soundbites in the narrative, his conclusions on cause of death were conventional and predictable.  In summary, on 25 June 2015, each of the deceased was shot dead by a terrorist inside or within the vicinity […]

24th Apr 2017Newsletters

Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines – One Year on

Higher fines and greater consistency – that was the promise when new guidelines for sentencing health and safety offences came into force just over a year ago (on 1 February 2016). Well they got it half right. According to a survey of sentences done by IOSH and Osborne Clarke LLP, in 2016 nineteen companies received […]

24th Apr 2017Newsletters

Down on the Farm

July’s “Farm Safety Foundation Farm Safety Week” (24-28 July), supported by the HSE, is some way off but it’s not too early to start planning for this opportunity to renew links with existing clients and offer support to potential clients. The NFU offer five days of themed practical advice and guidance in the hope of […]

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