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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.

Latest Briefings

PF2: Plus ça change ...a new approach to public private partnerships? A consideration of HM Treasury’s “Standardisation of PF2 Guidance”
26 Apr 2013 2:27PM

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 ...

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Health and safety leadership: do our managers and directors know enough to be responsible?
5 Feb 2013 4:10PM

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...

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OHSAS 18001: Implementing the standard into your organisation
21 Aug 2012 11:03AM

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...

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Home guard – managing workers who work from home
8 Jun 2012 9:59AM

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...

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