Welcome to Briefings. Here you can find briefings written by Workplace Law consultants and industry experts pertaining to the area of health and safety.
Briefings provide in-depth research into specific subjects and major topics such as CDM guidance, fire safety and slips, trips and falls to help you gain a better understanding of the main issues.
You can search through the Briefings by title, date or key word by using the simple A-Z finder below. Each Briefing is fully downloadable as a PDF file.
We are continually updating this section to cover all major topics of most use to you in your workplace; however, if there is anything not currently covered then please get in touch with your suggestions.
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) has always been subject to criticism, but is now something of a pariah. Once New Labour’s preferred procurement technique for capital infrastructure, PFI ...Read more
This health and safety briefing is based on research into health and safety leadership, and in it, Peter Hall discusses whether managers and directors know enough to be responsible. Peter del...Read more
This spring Workplace Law carried out one of the biggest surveys in the facilities management industry with over 500 respondents. Interestingly, one of the questions was about health and safety man...Read more
With the Olympic Games opening in just a few weeks, many workers will aim to avoid traffic hold ups by working from home. They will join the hundreds of thousands of workers who are already routine...Read more
|1.||RIDDOR and First Aid at Work legislation changes||WPL TV news|
|2.||Using new technology in new ways to reduce corporate risk||Feature|
|3.||Employment Act 2002||Regulation|
|4.||Government’s new FM Contracting Model: A new hope?||News analysis|
|5.||Shape of new FM Contracting Model starts to emerge||News analysis|
|6.||Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974||Regulation|
|7.||Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981||Regulation|
|9.||Sharon Shoesmith receives six figure payout for dismissal over Baby P case – what can employers learn from this case?||News analysis|
|10.||The ten most common causes of accidents at work||Feature|
|1.||Shape of new FM Contracting Model starts to emerge||News analysis|
|2.||Government’s new FM Contracting Model: A new hope?||News analysis|
|3.||RIDDOR and First Aid at Work legislation changes||WPL TV news|
|4.||The ten most common causes of accidents at work||Feature|
|5.||How safe is your supply chain?||Feature|
|6.||Getting buy in to a staff safety programme||Feature|
|7.||Guidance on reasonable adjustments for disabilities affected by other ailments||News analysis|
|8.||The dangerous decibels of workplace noise||Feature|
|9.||How hot is too hot?||News analysis|
|10.||New plans to reduce Health and Safety “red tape” for work experience placements||News analysis|