Health and Safety Newsletter – November 2012

United Kingdom

Welcome to the Health and Safety Newsletter, which contains updates on the latest Health & Safety news and the resulting implications for directors and businesses.

This edition includes:

  • The Olympic safety legacy – a review of the Construction Regulations
  • HSE consultation on exempting the self employed
  • HSE consultation on proposals to simplify RIDDOR
  • ‘Low risk’ businesses to be exempt from health and safety inspections
  • Judicial criticism of delay in prosecution of corporate manslaughter
  • The ongoing ‘safety minefield’: fifth conviction for UK mining company
  • Asbestos awareness: safety update
  • HSE legionella safety notice
  • Waste and recycling warning over recent fatalities
  • A review of recent cases
  • Overview of Fee for Intervention – the new price of safety
  • An update on offshore safety in Europe
  • New ‘Step Change in Safety’ guidance
  • Successful prosecution over Montara platform blowout
  • Red Tape Challenge to improve offshore environment related regulations
  • Potential tax breaks to encourage shale gas development
  • HSE safety statistics bulletin 2011/12 results

Also included are details of developments in the qualifications of our team. Having recently undertaken the Kelvin TOP-SET training course on Root Cause Analysis of incident investigation, members of staff in our Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices are now “approved senior investigators.”

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