Prevention and response

From the moment your employees enter your property and start working for you, you have a duty to make sure they are in a safe environment. You also have a duty to look after members of the public who enter your property and engage with your employees. 

Our team can support you on health and safety matters at every stage, from advice on compliance to defending criminal and civil cases.

What do you do when an incident takes place?

We can investigate the matter on your behalf and if you are not to blame for the incident we can defend your case in both the criminal and civil courts. We can also represent your interest at a Fatal Accident Inquiry if required.

Our Lead Partner Rod McKenzie has extensive experience in health and safety law, interacting with the HSE and Sheriff Courts across the length and breadth of Scotland on a day-to-day basis.

We will assist you at every stage, from initial investigation to pre- and post-litigation. This includes a first response team who are on call 24/7 and are available to travel to premises at the outset of investigations surrounding even a potential reportable breach by the company.

We will help you respond to the incident, doing everything we can to keep your business on track at the same time.

Health & Safety Regulatory Compliance

Prevention is better than cure, however, we can also advise on regulatory compliance, directing you on the systems and procedures that can be put in place and precautions taken to prevent an incident occurring, such as implementing a process of inspections and assessments.

Our team can assist you at every stage, from initial investigation to pre- and post-litigation. This includes a first response team who are on call 24/7.

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Our services:

  • Handling response to HSE investigations – from initial investigations and reporting of incidents to HSE, to written communications, to interviews and potential criminal and civil actions
  • Defending criminal prosecutions – representing you in proceedings taken by the Crown following an HSE investigation
  • Risk management & due diligence - training and awareness of relevant regulations to your premises and processes.  Advice on actions required to avoid potential claims
  • Complex claims litigation and dispute resolution - handling and defending all types of claims  against the company relating to employers’ and occupiers’ liability, both pre and post litigation
  • Insurance policy interpretation and placement - Making sure you are covered for all eventualities that could potentially arise.
  • Complex claims litigation and dispute resolution - handling and defending all types of claims  against the company relating to employers’ and occupiers’ liability, both pre and post litigation
  • Insurance policy interpretation and placement - Making sure you are covered for all eventualities that could potentially arise.

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