Today's clients are increasingly concerned with health and safety regulation and how best to adequately safeguard themselves and their businesses against a regulatory framework which seems ever more complex. Businesses and private individuals find themselves under significant pressure to monitor health and safety compliance and manage risk appropriately, especially when faced with the very real possibility of multi-million pound fines for companies and imprisonment for individuals who fail to meet their legal obligations.
Some call this "health and safety compliance". We see this as a wider regulatory issue of addressing not only health and safety risk, but operational risk and resilience for businesses.
Our expert understanding of the Health & Safety Executive, local authorities and other UK regulators (with enhanced regulatory powers for fire safety, building safety and product liability) allows us to support clients to ensure major hazards are properly monitored across all sectors, and a strong relationship with the relevant regulator is maintained.
We provide proactive and reactive advice to organisations and individuals: business owners, directors and employers/employees, to ensure they build and maintain a positive health and safety culture within their organisations. This includes advising on their statutory responsibilities in connection with regulatory investigations and/or enforcement action alongside providing robust advisory services in the form of policy reviews, audits, and stress testing of procedures.
We offer the highest level of consultative, preventative advice to clients, complemented by reactive incident response support when clients find themselves dealing with fatal or serious accidents and injuries in the workplace.
Our firm-wide expertise covers internal workplace, and external criminal regulatory investigations and prosecutions. In addition we are highly-skilled in managing reputational and operational risk concerns, as well as supporting our clients to maintain business resilience in this robust regulatory climate.