Assessment on Sentencing Guidelines Published

In April 2019 the Sentencing Council published an assessment on the impact and implementation of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences Guidelines which were introduced in February 2016

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North West Housing Association prosecuted after exposing staff to vibration hazard

A North West housing association has been fined after failing to manage exposure to vibration, resulting in a diagnosis of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) for one of its employees. HAVS is a serious condition caused by regular and frequent exposure to hand arm vibration which can result in tingling, numbness, pain and loss of strength in the hands.

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Government announcement on building safety regime changes

On Tuesday 18 December the Government announced its commitment to a ‘tougher regulatory system for building safety’. The programme of change has been named ‘Building a Safer Future’ and follows Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations and fire safety.

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