Health and safety

It is an almost universal truth that an organisation’s attitude to safety says much about its overall culture. Our international team works closely with many of our largest clients, focusing on the strategic importance of good health and safety governance, as well as compliance through clear workplace strategies, the successful management of critical risks and a demanding regulatory framework helping them deliver the safest environment for staff and those affected by the operation of their business.

We also provide 24/7 crisis support in response to major incidents to help senior and local management bring an emerging situation under control, investigate the cause, provide advice and support during investigations by the authorities and help to manage communications both internally and externally.

We provide flexible and responsive support to clients around the world, from Asia to Scotland, handling a full range of issues, from those specific to the local jurisdiction to those with wider international implications.

Our lawyers not only possess first-rate technical skills but also have specialist sector knowledge, the ability to view complex details in the context of overarching commercial priorities and the communication skills needed to be able to work effectively with people at all levels of an organisation. We also have practical experience of relevant courts and tribunals.

Our aim is always to provide advice that is as pragmatic as it is legally sound. We are able to draw on our experience of managing serious incidents and hazards to help clients understand the risks they face, adopt a comprehensive and practical strategy for addressing them and communicate key messages across a diverse international organisation.

We have developed a comprehensive set of training and compliance programmes for clients, combining essential learning for business managers with compliance auditing for onsite safety professionals.

This material has been sourced from the Eversheds website.