Training & Knowledge: Criminal Regulatory

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

The Building Safety Bill: A Sea Change

On 5th July, following a three year scrutiny and public consultation process, the Government introduced a revised draft of the Building Safety Bill[1] into the House of Commons. The Bill represents a wholescale reform of the building safety regime, in line with the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s 2018 Independent Review ‘Building a Safer Future’ […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

The Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety

The tragedy of the Grenfell fire has had wide ranging effects and one of those is the introduction of the  Building Safety Bill into Parliament on 30 June this year.  The Bill, which was drafted following Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review, is intended to provide a, “strengthened regulatory regime for high-rise residential and other in-scope […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

The Health and Safety Executive, Workplace Safety and our Return to the “Old” Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives. We have all become accustomed to the “new normal”, including the use of face-masks, practicing social distancing and endless flows of hand-sanitiser. The workplace, and how we operate within it, has had to adapt quickly to ensure that sufficient measures are in place […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

Work Injuries and Ill-Health: Notable Statistics and Trends

The Health and Safety Executive (‘HSE’) annually publishes statistics relating to work related injuries and ill-health related to work. By comparison with other jurisdictions, the HSE notes that the UK: “… consistently has one of the lowest standardised rates of fatal injury across the EU, lower than other large economies and the EU average.  Non-fatal […]