Covid-19 and Health and Safety Law - The Essential Guide (Paperback)

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The law relating to Health and Safety has implications for every aspect of how workplaces are managed and how jobs are done. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been considerable and immediate. Companies, contractors and sole traders need clarity on how to amend their working practices to reflect the new risks associated with the virus and its transmission.

This book is designed to give practical advice to those who manage H&S risks and their legal advisors. It considers each stage of the relevant process, from investigation to enforcement, with an eye on what expectations the Health and Safety Executive will have when they engage with businesses and what steps can be taken to demonstrate that duty-holders are assessing and managing new and existing risks to a high standard.


Edward Hetherington is a practising barrister and a member of Albion Chambers in Bristol. He is instructed by the prosecution and defence in complex and serious cases across England and Wales. He is a Grade 4 CPS Panel Advocate and a member of the Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law Panel. Before coming to the Bar, Edd was a university law lecturer. He remains involved in designing and delivering bespoke lectures to groups of legal professionals and organisations. He is regularly involved in advocacy training as well as providing accredited CPD and training to professionals from across the country.

Edward obtained a law degree from the University of Durham, before going on to gain a Master's Degree. He was Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 2006, having been awarded the JJ Powell scholarship.


Chapter One - Covid-19 and Risk Assessments

Chapter Two - PPE and Coronavirus

Chapter Three - Social Distancing and the Law

Chapter Four - Covid and Vehicle Usage

Chapter Five - Work Premises - Particular Coronavirus Considerations

Chapter Six - Protecting Home Workers

Chapter Seven - Workers With Pre-Existing Vulnerabilities

Chapter Eight - Other Offences and Health and Safety

Chapter Nine - Covid-19 and the RIDDOR Reporting Regime

Chapter Ten - Inspection and Enforcement

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913715908
ISBN-10: 1913715906
Publisher: Law Brief Publishing
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 82
Language: English