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Health and safety seminars in March

by Brian Sims

The British Safety Council will be providing a programme of free seminars on the latest developments in health, safety and environmental law, policy and practice at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 11-13 March. There will be a total of nine seminars over the three days providing an insight into developments in the management and regulation of workplace health and safety and the environment. On day one of the conference (Tuesday 11 March) Jane Willis, director of cross-cutting interventions at Great Britain’s safety regulator the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will explain some of the main developments in health and safety regulation and enforcement in light of the government’s attempts to cut business red tape. There have been a number of changes to health and safety regulations, guidance and enforcement practices affecting UK businesses, and Jane will explain what these are likely to mean for the future regulation of health and safety in Britain. Day one will also see the first of three presentations by specialist lawyers on important developments in the investigation, enforcement and prosecution of those businesses and individuals who breach health and safety rules. Mark Tyler, a solicitor at Salutaris Legal, will explain how organisations found in breach of health and safety law during site visits by HSE inspectors are now liable for the regulator’s investigation costs at a rate of

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