Health and Safety

Key contact

Morton Fraser Chair Jenny Dickson
Jenny Dickson
A partner in our Litigation division, Jenny specialises in personal injury and professional negligence.
0131 247 1332

Compliance with health and safety requirements is an increasingly daunting task for businesses, who are faced with the burden of volumes of legislation. Our health and safety lawyers help to digest the law for you. We explain the provisions clearly and set out what the practical impact is on your business.

Benefits we bring to your business 

We work with businesses to ensure you are compliant with health and safety legislation, and that your team all understand the obligations and responsibilities they have. This preventative approach improves the safety of your workplace by reducing the risk of accidents. We advise on the drafting of health and safety documentation and policies, as well as explaining the application of legislation in your business sector.

If there is an investigation or an accident, we work with you to ensure the relevant evidence is preserved and we advise on the investigation process and subsequent proceedings, such as fatal accident inquiries or civil claims. We appreciate that there is both a financial risk to businesses from fines which may be imposed, as well as a reputational risk of any health and safety incident. Our team understand this and ensure that all advice given takes account of this wider context.

Recently, we have provided advice on staff handbooks to ensure they are compliant with health and safety legislation, advised on improvements necessary to health and safety documentation to avoid intervention by the regulator, and represented clients at fatal accident inquiries and in civil claims.