Additional information on the law on specific health and safety hazards for NHS employers, including guidance on blood-borne viruses, latex allergies and sharps injuries. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on health and safety.
Updated to include a reference to an HSE consultation on workplace exposure limits.
The Supreme Court has held that an employer was vicariously liable for the actions of an employee who seriously assaulted a customer while at work.
The Supreme Court has held that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was vicariously liable for the negligence of a prisoner who injured a member of staff while carrying out kitchen work.
In this week's podcast, we look at the legal changes that come into force on 1 October 2015, including those relating to: anti-slavery statements; extension of the exemption from wearing a safety helmet for Sikhs; increases to national minimum wage rates; and the new Fit for Work service.
John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety.