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Law at Work makes health and safety appointment

by Brian Sims

Health and safety and employment law specialist, Law At Work (LAW), has appointed a new head to manage its health and safety division. Steve Ashton joins the consultancy from SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy), where he most recently managed the provision of the SHE (safety, health, environment) support on the Beauly to Denny power line, one of the largest engineering projects in Scotland. He brings over three decades of experience in the profession to the role, and has worked both as an in-house professional and consultant in a variety of sectors, including science, engineering, local authority, health, leisure, food and construction. Ashton will be responsible for developing LAW’s growing health and safety division, LAWSafe, sharing his expertise and knowledge with the consultancy’s staff and clients. Jane Wright, chief executive of Law At Work, stated, ‘The demand for our health and safety services has grown rapidly since we expanded our core product and service provision in April last year, as more organisations opt to stay safe and legal. Our clients come to us for the practical, expert advice and Steve’s wealth of hands-on experience will enable us to continue to extend this area of the business and the markets we serve.’ Throughout his career, Ashton has provided health and safety audit, advice, support and training services to a range of organisations, including BP, Scottish Power, Network Rail, UKAEA, Scottish Water and World Bank.

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