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Health and Safety

HEALTH and SAFETY Lawyer: Specialist barrister advising companies and individuals on Health and Safety prosecutions and compliance . Call 0844 2722322

Jeremy Barnett is a specialist Health and Safety Lawyer, having represented a number of companies who have been investigated and prosecuted for offences under the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 [HSWA].

All companies need to ensure that their undertaking complies with the obligations imposed by the HSAW to their employees, neighbours, visitors to site and others. Most cases involved consideration of risk assessments. In particular, Jeremy has acted as a health and safety lawyer in cases involving:

  • Fatal accidents to employees
  • Medical Devices including cot sides
  • Storage of explosives and fireworks
  • Working at height regulations
  • Storage of Flammable Liquids
  • The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 [DSEAR]
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 [PUWER]
  • The Hazardous Waste [England and Wales ) Regulations 2005

Jeremy has represented the HSE and companies involved in Care Homes, textiles and soft furnishings, the manufacture of chemicals and Fireworks. Cases where he has appeared as a lawyer in the Crown Court and at Coroners inquests include a major explosion and fire at a chemical production site, a fire at a care home where 60 aged and infirm patients were evacuated at night with one fatality, a death to a patient at a care home who became entangled in a cot side and a fatal accident to an employee who was climbing in racking without permission.

The storage of fireworks by retail outlets and also importers and manufacturers has also been the subject of a number of prosecutions around the country. There are prescribed regulations governing the sale of fireworks and their storage and display by retail outlets. Also, the storage of huge quantities of fireworks that have been imported from China is closely regulated by the fire brigade, trading standards, planning authorities and health and safety executive.

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