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Health and Safety Enforcement: Law and Practice 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780199687404
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199586615
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £175.00

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Health and Safety Enforcement: Law and Practice has become the leading text for practitioners in this complex and growing branch of the law, providing an authoritative and practical guide to the key issues in health and safety enforcement from two leading specialists in this area.

This fourth edition continues to provide comprehensive coverage of health and safety inspectors' enforcement powers, the service and appeal of improvement and prohibition notices, and the law relating to health and safety offences, as well as expanded coverage of work-related death investigations, corporate and gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions, inquests, and the Coroner's procedure.

The authors draw on their combined experience in the field to offer expert guidance on advising both individual and corporate clients while the inclusion of relevant extracts from the key statutes and the most important Health and Safety Regulations ensures ease of reference to the regulations.

Comprehensively and meticulously updated, this edition now also covers the vastly changed regulatory landscape, including the HSE 'fees for intervention', and provides a start-to-finish guide to criminal procedure in a health and safety case, including the recent changes to fines in the magistrates' courts.

The authors also offer commentary on the new sentencing guidelines in respect of health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter, which are expected in late 2015, and insightful analysis of important decisions and their practical implications, such as R v Tangerine & Veolia, and other recent case law.

Health and Safety
1. The Enforcement Framework
2. The Reporting and Investigation of Health and Safety Incidents, Breaches, and Offences
3. Advising Clients: Interviews under Caution, Representation, and Privilege
4. Improvement and Prohibition Notices
5. Legal Personality and Secondary Liability
6. Health and Safety Offences I: Breach of the Employer's General Duties
7. Health and Safety Offences II: Breach of the General Duties under HSWA 1974 ss4, 6, 7
8. Breach of Regulations and Other Health and Safety Offences: HSWA 1974 s33(1)(b)-(o)
9. Criminal Procedure
10. Sentencing
11. The Investigation of Work-Related Death and Manslaughter Offences
12. Work-Related Deaths and Coroners Inquests
13. Commonly Enforced Regulations

Appendix A: Relevant extracts from the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Appendix B: Relevant extracts from the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998
Appendix C: Relevant extracts from the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Guidelines: Sentencing Council
Appendix D: Relevant extracts from the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013
Appendix E: Relevant extracts from the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Appendix F: Relevant extracts from the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)
Appendix G: Relevant extracts from the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Appendix H: Relevant extracts from the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Appendix I: Relevant extracts from the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Appendix J: Relevant extracts from the Work at Height Regulations 2005
Appendix K: The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006