Author Archive | Dave Shorrock

The cost of getting health and safety management wrong is about to go through the roof.

Changes to the sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety offences are imminent. From February next year new guidelines will come into that will propel the fines for such offences upwards. And upwards doesn’t really cover it. The increases will be exponential and will potentially jeopardise the continued operation of some businesses. Admittedly that is the […]

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Playground Inspectors need not fear prosecution..

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/playground-inspector-in-court-after-boy-seriously-injured-in-swing-collapse/?eban=govdel-leisure-activities&cr=11-Sep-2015   This recent press release by HSE has caused a few rumblings in local authorities and amongst independent playground inspectors who now, as a result of the prosecution of such an inspector, fear that they will be next should an accident occur on equipment belonging to them or inspected by them. The case relates […]

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