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Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd and Higgins Construction Plc – Analysis

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The Supreme Court was asked to decide on issues under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 namely the cause of action and limitation periods for a party’s claim to recover sums paid pursuant to an adjudicator’s decision. [Read More...]

New Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines Could Send Some Companies Bust

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New sentencing guidelines could send some organisations to the wall, as well as making a custodial sentence a stronger possibility for directors and employees. [Read More...]

An Update On The Fracking Debate

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The Infrastructure Act 2015 receiving its royal assent in February this year and the issue of fracking is as contentious as ever. The Act opened up the door for shale gas exploration, allowing fracking operators to explore for petroleum or deep geothermal energy at levels below 300 metres without having to gain the consent of the landowner. [Read More...]

Rise in Health and Safety Criminal Prosecutions

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New statistics reveal that the number of criminal prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) rose from 24 in 2012/2013 to 52 in 2014/2015. [Read More...]

Tyre Manufacturer Fined After Apprentice Injured By Lathe

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Pirelli Tyres Limited has pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974 and section 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and have been fined a total of £28,000. [Read More...]

America Unveils New Database That Names and Shames Health and Safety and Environmental Violators

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A new database which names and shames the top offenders when it comes to violating health and safety and environment regulations has been launched in America. [Read More...]

Death of GAA Footballer Leads to £100,000 Fine for Company

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Quinn Building Products Ltd recently admitted two charges of breaching health and safety at a factory which led to the death of Brian Og Maguire in 2012. As a result the Omagh Crown Court a judge imposed a £50,000 fine in respect of each charge plus £7,712 costs on the company. [Read More...]

UK Performs Better Than Many Other European Countries In Health and Safety

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Health and Safety Statistics show that the UK is performing better than many other European countries when it comes to protecting workers’ welfare. [Read More...]

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