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A focus on Mental Health and the Annual Health & Safety report

04 Dec 2020

The HSE have released their annual report to include health and safety statistics for Great Britain for 2019/2020. The statistics have been compiled with assistance from the Labour Force Survey. The headline figures shows that there were: · 111 fatal injuries at work · 1.6…

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HSE Roundup for November 2020 - Adequate Training

02 Dec 2020

Each month we review the HSE prosecutions to bring to you cases of interest that might be of relevance to your workplaces. This article focuses on the need for adequate training. We have another on that looks at this month's cases around proper planning of work. Adequate Training There are…

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Cheshire Council fined after child falls from height

02 Dec 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council received a substantial fine after a young child fell almost three metres to the floor from a gap in railings, sustaining serious head injuries. Chester Magistrates' Court heard how on 16 November 2018, a family was visiting Chester City centre to watch the…

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HSE Roundup for November 2020 - Proper planning of Work

02 Dec 2020

Each month we review the HSE prosecutions to bring to you cases of interest that might be of relevance to your workplaces. This article focuses on the need for proper planning of work. We also have another focus in this month's cases around adequate training. Proper planning of Work…

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Forbes secures another Fundamental Dishonesty Finding for Rochdale Council

01 Dec 2020

The Claimant alleged that on Saturday, 7th May 2016 at approximately 7.30am she was making her way to a local newsagent when she fell down inside an open drainage grid. Various accounts referred to her falling into the narrow hole up to her waist, with one account claiming, incredibly, that she went…

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Assault by Service User does not lead to liability finding

01 Dec 2020

DB v Wigan Council Judgment 18/11/2020 Before his Honour Judge Bird @ Manchester County Court following a 2-day trial. The Claimant worked for the Council as a carer in a home which looked after young people with a range of disabilities on a respite basis. During a shift when the claimant…

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UK ICO Publishes New Guidance on the Right Of Access

01 Dec 2020

On 21 October 2020, the UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") released its updated guidance on the Right of Access under Article 15 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). The Right of Access The right of access provides individuals with the…

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Inconsistencies in "unimpressive" claimant's evidence - claim dismissed

01 Dec 2020

Forbes acted for a Midlands steel company and at trial successfully defended an alleged slipping claim. The Claimant was employed by the Defendant as a driver. He alleged that on the date of the accident in 2016 he was securing a load of stock and, as a result of oil getting on to his vehicle and…

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