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    A blast of fresh air in a fog of gloom!

    If you agree that so much in the world right now feels well, frankly, a bit gloomy and depressing, I am delighted to bring you some better, brighter news…

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 October 2023

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    Safe skies maintained, but at what cost?

    At the time of writing, the facts are still emerging about why thousands of UK flights had to be cancelled or delayed on August bank holiday Monday. But the incident raises vital questions for safety professionals everywhere.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 September 2023

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    The impact of insolvency on health and safety duties

    Insolvency proceedings is the phrase used to describe formal measures taken either voluntarily or imposed by a court to deal with a company’s debt.

    By Laura White, Pinsent Masons on 01 September 2023

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    Stop the deregulation drive: sensible health, safety and environmental protections are a force for good

    The UK has been a global leader when it comes to many social and environmental protections.

    By Emma Rose, Unchecked UK on 16 July 2023

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    Please Hold

    Everywhere you look these days, people are talking about wellbeing. It seems the subject of how we thrive, in increasingly complicated modern times, has well and truly arrived. And yet….? Are we really being strategic about this?

    By Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 17 July 2023

    Chris Green Partner At Keoghs Law Firm

    Health and safety prosecutions: recent cases provide some important lessons

    Health and safety practitioners will already appreciate how extensive the duties on their companies to protect safety can be, how easy it is to fall foul of them and the importance of learning from any incidents to prevent any further serious events.

    By Chris Green, Keoghs on 14 July 2023

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    Sentencing for health and safety offences – how judges retain considerable discretion

    Over seven years ago the Sentencing Council’s guideline for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences (‘the Guideline’) came into force.

    By Liam Jagger, Pinsent Masons on 14 July 2023

    Mike Robinson 3 Med

    Small, yes, but mighty!

    Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Organisations with under 500 staff employ just over 60 per cent of people working in the private sector in the UK.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 14 July 2023

    Darren Procter

    Offshore oil, gas and renewables: time to close the regulatory void

    The recent tragic disappearance of a worker from a floating offshore drilling rig in the North Sea has highlighted concerns UK authorities have insufficient powers to regulate the safety of vessels operating in the UK’s offshore oil, gas and renewables industry.

    By Darren Procter, RMT on 09 July 2023

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    A perfect storm: why funding cuts are affecting HSE’s ability to regulate

    Years of underfunding, overwork and underpay at Britain’s principal workplace safety regulator have created a capacity, staffing and skills crisis that threatens its ability to keep people safe at work.

    By Mike Clancy, Prospect on 11 July 2023