Health & safety

In the UK and many countries overseas, regulations make employers liable for health and safety – a potentially demanding obligation, given that construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in which to work.

We help our clients ensure they comply with existing legislation and meet their responsibilities under new policies as they arise.

We also advise employers on best practice in health and safety, along with the documentation and training they must provide to their staff.

Acting on behalf of an EPC contractor and its parent company on a project for the provision of a process plant under a modified IChemE Red Book contract. Issues included advising on UK and EU health and safety issues relating to alleged odorous emissions and successfully obtaining an injunction to restrain a call on a demand bond.

Our client, a global financial services firm, sought help when progress to upgrade work to a Data Centre being carried out by its contractor fell behind schedule and then further hit by a fatal accident.

Advising a subcontractor following a fatality on site.

Fenwick Elliott has an 'extremely high-calibre' team and is considered 'to be at the top of their game’.
The Legal 500 UK