Category Archives: Health and safety

Health and Safety Executive Fatalities Decline

Every year the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes a report showing the number of people that die from accidents at work. For the year 2009/2010, the number of fatal accidents actually fell to a record low. However, further analysis is necessary to look into the circumstances surrounding these figures. From 1st April 2009 to […]

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Do health and safety rules apply to those who work from home?

In a nutshell, the answer is yes. Technology is allowing increasing numbers of people to work from home. For example, many of our solicitors spend a day or two each week working from home. Health and safety requirements do apply equally to those who work at home as to those coming in every day to […]

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Your health and safety policy – do you really need it?

According to a recent study by Simply Business, 46% of those companies which are required by law to have a  health and safety policy, simply haven’t got one. Remember – if you have 5 or more workers – a health and safety policy is compulsory – but it doesn’t need to be extensive. The Health and […]

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