Health and Safety

Health and Safety legislation has changed considerably in recent years and it is important that social housing clients feel confident in their own policies and procedures and know where to turn if they need advice should an issue of health and safety arise. Forbes has the widest possible experience of representing:

  • Companies and Public Sector employers
  • Organisations charged with Health & Safety offences
  • Insurers and their policy holders
  • Individuals charged with serious criminal offences including manslaughter
  • Individuals charged with the full range of motoring offences from driving without due care and attention to causing death by dangerous driving.

Recent experience includes:

  • Defence of a company director charged with manslaughter.
  • A case involving very serious alleged Health & Safety breaches on behalf of multi-national company where the prosecution was struck out as abuse of process.
  • Representing company in relation to Legionella outbreak.
  • Defence of a Local Authority relating to a fatality involving an alleged highway defect.
  • Defence of a public authority following a death of an employee relating to an alleged building defect.

Our housing team is also able to offer both practical and procedural guidance, along with training, on other key issues including:

  • Fire safety
  • Gas safety
  • Legionella
  • Electrical safety
  • Asbestos

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