A recent case at the High Court, Chell v Tarmac
Cement and Lime Ltd  EWHC 2613 (QB), has provided some guidance
on the vicarious liability of an employer for injuries caused by a practical
joke carried out by an employee.
A specialist industrial services company has been fined
after a worker suffered a fatal injury whilst cleaning waste-water pipes.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been warned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to implement adequate safety measures to protect staff working in its Leeds office.
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.
The Environment Agency is contacting waste operators regarding a delay to the scheduled review of environmental permits for certain sectors. The Agency has decided to concentrate its resources on the permit applications backlog rather than reviews.
As an employer, you must appoint a competent person or people to help you meet your health and safety legal duties.
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.
Over the last few days, we have all had to deal with high temperatures
which has made it more difficult to sleep and can often make working
uncomfortable as well.
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.
We are delighted to announce that our Principal Consultant, Mark Stouph, will be presenting at this year’s Business Manager & Office Support Conference 2020 hosted by Safeguarding First.
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