Health & Safety News


HSE agrees to reform the appeals process for its Fee for Int…

14-03-2017 Health & Safety

The Fee for Intervention scheme was implemented on 1st October 2012, following the introduction of The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. Read more

Sharp increase in number of directors prosecuted for health …

11-11-2016 Health & Safety

According to recent statistics the number of company directors who have been prosecuted for health and safety offences has seen a sharp rise. Read more

Increased risk of custodial sentence under new health and sa…

04-11-2016 Health & Safety

Recent figures have shown that since the introduction of the new health and safety guidelines, not only has there been a large increase in the number and size of fines. But the number of custodial sentences for health and safety offences has also increased dramatically. Read more

The cost of failing to achieve health & safety complianc…

17-10-2016 Health & Safety

Earlier this year the sentencing council published a new set of guidelines relating to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food hygiene safety offences. Read more

Key messages when working at height

01-07-2016 Health & Safety

With several cases in the news recently highlighting injuries and fines issued for failing to comply with working at height regulations it is important to remind yourself of the key messages from the HSE when working at height.  Read more

Tougher penalties for health and safety offences

01-02-2016 Health & Safety

The sentencing council recently published a new set of guidelines on health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food hygiene safety offences. Read more

Keep Safe at Height

18-01-2016 Health & Safety

Falls from height remain one of the major causes of serous injuries and fatalities in work-related accidents. Read more

HSE PAT Testing Guidance

02-01-2016 Health & Safety

The HSE provides guidance on portable appliance testing (PAT) in an effort to stamp out the confusion over testing requirements. Read more

Safe use of work equipment – changes to ACOP

05-01-2015 Health & Safety

A revised and updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L22 – Safe Use of Work Equipment has been released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Read more