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The health and safety culture at your place of work says a great deal about your culture as a business.

Health and safety is also a matter of consideration in tender and pitching processes, particularly for those companies wishing to work in the public sector.

Large companies will often have layers of health and safety professionals assisting in ensuring that company policies and procedures are compliant with the latest updates in health and safety legislation. This may not be realistic in the SME market, but you should still make sure that you take the issue seriously. Non-compliance with fast moving legislation is an offence and can result in financial, reputational and morale damage.

What Will Happen?

Our lawyers will review and, if necessary, update the health and safety policies of businesses and other organisations on a regular basis. The relevant person within the business will then sign these updated policies and replace the previous health and safety policies that were in place.

We can also offer clear advice in relation to the production of risk assessments. The best people to produce risk assessments on a day-to-day basis are those people who work in the business. However, a regular audit of the risk assessments being produced and used will help to ensure that they are legally compliant and would stand up to scrutiny in a court room. Consistently reviewing your risk assessments shows that you have a system of continuous improvement in relation to health and safety in the business.

How Can We Help?

Our team of health and safety lawyers have a detailed understanding of the law and are always up-to-date with current legislation.

You can attend our regular seminars and training which our solicitors provide, which keep you up-to-date on changes in health and safety legislation. This knowledge can help ensure your health and safety policies and procedures are compliant with current legislation, as well as making you aware of how such documents would be considered by the regulators and the Court.

Only lawyers can provide advice on a legally privileged basis. This means that advice received from Irwin Mitchell would not need to be disclosed to the regulator in an investigation. We have excellent relationships with many health and safety consultants and can utilise those relationships to ensure that all factors are considered.

Who Should You Contact?

If you would like any assistance regarding a legal audit being conducted in relation to your health and safety matters, please contact Emma Windle.


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