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Occupational Health & Safety

Our Occupational Health and Safety group handles a wide range of workplace health and safety issues. We devise and implement health and safety strategies, advise businesses on their legal obligations, conduct audits and risk assessments and protect businesses through comprehensive policies, procedures and training.

The plethora of health and safety legislation can be tricky for businesses to navigate. Given the potential for criminal liability arising when businesses fail to fulfil their obligations it is critical that health and safety is at the top of the boardroom agenda. The renewed spotlight and broader scope of health and safety responsibilities arising from the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered yet further challenges for employers. 

We can help your business devise and implement a practical and commercial global health and safety strategy through our own expertise and through our membership of Ius Laboris, the leading global alliance of human resource law firms. 

The type of things we can help clients with include:

  • managing unexpected homeworking due to Covid-19
  • advising on planning for a return to normal working after the Covid-19 lockdown ends
  • crisis management
  • compliance audits, reviewing and drafting of health and safety documentation
  • risk assessments and advising on accident prevention methods
  • accident investigation
  • assisting clients with HSE enquiries, including how to deal with improvement and prohibition notices
  • advising clients when prosecuting authorities, such as the police or HSE, are investigating an accident
  • advising on new developments/issues in the health and safety arena and training clients on their health and safety obligations
  • defending prosecutions for alleged health and safety breaches, including  representing employers when being interviewed under caution
  • representing clients at inquests

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