Welcome to the Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations Update.
New regulations, offences and responsibilities – what do you and your organisation need to know?
2020 saw the introduction of the emergency Coronavirus Act and a series of 'lockdown laws', shadowed by a quiet period and a dip in new legislation. This spring, Government started to get tough and we have already seen a series of new legislation creating offences and additional duties and requirements imposed on individuals as well as companies. Click here to read more.
HSE Workplace Fatality Figures: 123 work-related deaths in 2021/22
123 workers were killed in work-related accidents last year, according to the latest HSE figures. Despite the decrease in number from the previous year, the fatal injury rate is broadly in line with pre COVID-19 pandemic levels. Click here to read more.
COVID-19 Public Inquiry: The Challenges Ahead
We explore the COVID-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference and the challenges that may arise in the years to come. Click here to read more.
Case Study: Carlsberg Fined £3million
We take a look at the recent sentence imposed on Carlsberg and what lessons companies can learn. Click here to read more.
How transport firms can be prepared for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act, which received Royal Assent on 28 April, is a wide-ranging piece of legislation that seeks to have an impact on victims of crime, those who perpetrate crimes, and wider community safety. Click here to read more.
UK Sentencing Updates
- Building owner jailed after worker left paralysed | HSE Media Centre
- Health board fined following the death of an elderly patient and failure to comply with an Improvement Notice | HSE Media Centre
- Director and companies fined for failing to manage the risk of asbestos | HSE Media Centre
- Carlsberg fined £3m following 2016 ammonia gas leak | HSE Media Centre
We hope you find this update useful. If you have any feedback, or to speak to a member of the team about any of the issues below, please contact Steffan Groch.