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Disputes Nightmares: what would you do if there was a serious incident or fatality at work?

Posted on 5 October 2023

In our latest Disputes Nightmare Scenario Flash Webinar, Kizzy Augustin, Partner in the Firm's White Collar Crime & Investigations teamed up with Crystal Danbury, an Industry Health & Safety Risk Consultant and Alexandra Clough, a Partner in Construction Disputes team, to discuss managing workplace facilities and serious incidents. 

Prioritising workplace safety is crucial, and many industries have improved the safety of their workers over the last 20 years, with workplace fatalities generally showing a downward trend. However, it's important to acknowledge that there is still work to be done. Tragically, in the 2022/23 period, the HSE reported 135 worker fatalities in the UK, with the construction industry at the top of the list in terms of numbers. Whilst the focus must always be on prevention, being prepared for the unthinkable can help with learning lessons and longer-term improvements in safety.    

Our discussion focused on vital steps organisations should take within the first 24 hours of a serious incident or fatality in the workplace and long-term risk mitigation strategies.  


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