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Private Boarding School Fined £50,000

Private Boarding School Fined £50,000


A private boarding school fined £50,000 after exposing two employees, five pupils, and two other children to high levels of radioactive radon gas.

Academy trust due diligence


Academy trust due diligence is a crucial process to undertake before a school joins a trust. When a school or academy wishes to join a multi academy trust both parties should undertake a process of due diligence. By undertaking due diligence, the trust will fully understand all of the risks, assets, liabilities and relevant information […]

Ensuring a safe return to schools


Ensuring a safe return to schools is vital to the GB recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Like businesses, school dutyholders have an important role to play to ensure that the risks of coronavirus transmission are adequately controlled in line with government guidance.  Alongside businesses in other sectors that are already being checked, the Health and […]

National Food Strategy Published


The first major review of the UK food system in 75 years has been undertaken with Part 1 of the National Food Strategy published on 29 July 2020.  The review was headed by Henry Dimbleby who co-founded the Leon restaurant chain, before going on to become Director of London Union, which runs some of London’s […]

Health, Safety and Environment Newsletter


Our regular update of news in the health, safety and environment sectors has been published and is full of information on new legislation, notable prosecutions and helpful advice. Our feature article is about business returning to work following coronavirus restrictions. If you require further advice on any aspects of the articles in the Newsletter please […]

Safety Alert Following School Locker Fatality


A nine-year old boy has died after becoming trapped underneath a locker at a school in Essex. Whilst the details are limited at this early stage in the investigation, it is believed that he fell from a locker during an after school event.  Those with a responsibility for school safety should review their current arrangements. […]

Schools Warned to Review their Traffic Safety following Death of Pupil


Traffic Safety at Schools Bridgend County Borough Council has been fined for traffic safety failures following the death of one pupil and injury to another after the pair were involved in a collision with the school minibus. Following its investigation into the death of 15-year-old Ashley Talbot, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged […]

Health, Safety & Environment Newsletter


Health, Safety and Environment Newsletter Nov 2018 We are please to publish our Newsletter covering health, safety and environmental matters for November 2018.  The newsletter covers recent legislation, published guidance and prosecutions by the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.  The Newsletter can be accessed here. If you require advice regarding any of […]

Council to be Prosecuted Following Death of Pupil

Council to be Prosecuted Following Death of Pupil


School Transport Safety The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Bridgend County Borough Council that it will be prosecuted following a transport collision which lead to the death of a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, on 10 December 2014. A 15 year old pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive was involved in a collision with a […]

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