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Health and Safety: Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations Insights September 2022

01 September 2022

This newsletter is designed to update you on the latest developments and insight in the area of Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations. 

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

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.

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