The consequences of a company’s health and safety breach can be devastating. While some industries – construction in particular – are cited as having a poorer record than others, no organisation can afford to take health and safety obligations lightly.
But health and safety isn’t just about heavy industry and the kind of workplaces generally thought of as dangerous. Every employer has a duty to operate a safe working environment and one which promotes the health of its workforce and the general public. Every actual and potential risk needs to be taken into account, from workers’ contact with irritant substances and their use of plant and machinery, to manual handling and stress. There’s a lot to think about.
Our employment law solicitors work with employers to help them understand their legal duties when it comes to health and safety compliance. They design strategies to assess and eliminate or control risk in every part of the business. And they draw up clear and thorough policies and procedures to help everyone in the organisation understand their personal responsibility to contribute to a safe workplace. That’s crucial because a safe workplace relies on safe practices, and these come about through proper and regular training, education and supervision. Our lawyers help employers get this right, and they help deal with any issues of workers’ non-compliance.
But there’s no escaping the fact that accidents happen. When they do, our team helps employers put things right. Perhaps an injured employee needs time off work, medical support, or a change to their working pattern or duties. Perhaps there are misconduct issues to deal with, or perhaps a claim or prosecution is brought against the employer.
Health and Safety Compliance Solicitors
Our employment law solicitors offer the legal, commercial and practical support and advice employers need to get back on track. They find quick and creative solutions to problems and they give clients the platform from which to operate safely and efficiently.