Forbes and Vita Safety Partner to offer Health & Safety Advice
Forbes have recently teamed up with leading Health and Safety consultants Vita Safety to offer a bespoke and discounted service to clients as part of our HR Complete offering.
In light of recent events and changes to sentencing guidelines, UK businesses are seeing a dramatic increase in health and safety fines. According to research, of the 46 prosecutions in 2015/16, 34 directors were found guilty and 12 were given prison sentences, with the longest prison sentence imposed at two years. Vita Safety work to avoid this scenario and the service they offer includes a business legal compliance health check, management report and action plan, along with a range of other sector specific services and the new IOSH Leading Safely training for directors and business leaders.
HR Complete is already a flexible offering, tailored to clients’ needs. The addition of Health and Safety increases and improves the options available to businesses.
If this is something you wish to discuss further please contact Sarah Petrie who will put you in touch with Vita Safety.
O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy  EWCA Civ 145
Unfair dismissal and discrimination arising in consequence of a disability: consideration of both tests together is not an error of law.
Mrs O’Brien was Head of ICT at Withins School, Bolton and subsequently St Catherine’s Academy, Bolton after the School converted into an Academy. Mrs O’Brien was assaulted at the School by a pupil, which although she did not suffer grave physical harm, she began to feel unsafe at the Academy for a number of reasons. One of those reasons was her dissatisfaction at the Academy’s removal of a policy of automatic exclusion for violent and/or aggressive pupils.