Health and Safety

Health and Safety is closely linked with employment law. It ranges from ensuring safe physical working practices to more discrete aspects like managing workplace stress and having the right facilities.

Disputes often arise out of health and safety related issues raised by employees. In some cases it will result in both whistleblowing and health and safety dismissal claims. If concerns raised by employees are legitimate then aside from any employment related claims, there is also the possiblity of intervention by the HSE leading to fines or, in serious cases, prosecution of company directors.

Without proper risk assessments and/or method statements it is usually extremely difficult for employers to rebut claims under the Health and Safety Act 1974. External advice is crucial therefore and employer liaiblity insurers will insist on it.

For organisations who need access to ad-hoc support and/or more detailed one-off assessments, Filor Solicitors can facilitate this via specialists all of whom are Chartered Safety Practitioners – some being ex-HSE Inspectors.

Whether the business requires immediate telephone support when the unexpected happens, or is looking for more strategic support, experienced and highly qualified professionals are always on hand to advise on best practice.

Advice and support include:

  • H&S policy creation
  • Risk assessments
  • Acting as Competent Person
  • Method Statements /CDM Health & Safety plans
  • Pre-qualification Schemes – e.g. CHAS/SSIP
  • Compliance audits
  • Assistance with HSG65 and OSHAS 18001 planning and auditing
  • Training needs analysis and training
  • COSHH assessments
  • Occupational hygiene services – e.g. audiometry, lead medicals
  • Noise, vibration and miscellaneous hygiene monitoring
  • Asbestos management advice

Support can be provided on a retainer basis (either singularly or as part of an employment law support package), whilst one-off projects are provided on an agreed fixed fee or daily rate.

Registered Office

2 Thorn Park
EX17 5AG

Tel: 01647 231475
Fax: 03330 160628


Exeter Office

Queensgate House
48 Queens Street
Exeter EX4 3SR

Tel: 01392 539347
Fax: 03330 160628


London Office

Warnford Court
29 Throgmorton Street
London EC2N 2AT

Tel: 0203 9177058
Fax: 03330 160628