Health & Safety

Following criticism last month of the Police investigation in the Copeland fatal road traffic incident, fresh criticism has been levied at both local authorities and police regarding off road activities and events. Gordon Lennon died when the 4×4 he was a passenger in collided with an electricity pole during an off road driving event on a private estate. In his determination, Sheriff MacFadyen has urged the local authority to consider whether off road driving activities should be licenced. Equally, the Police have been urged to review their approach to off road incidents not currently the subject of road traffic legislation to ensure that evidence is appropriately obtained and preserved.

A fresh approach to the regulation of occupational road risk can’t be too far away.

Elena Fry

Partner at Brodies LLP
Elena has been helping clients with health and safety law for 25 years. She offers practical guidance and support on health and safety compliance.She also represents clients dealing with HSE intervention, investigation and prosecution and defends civil damages claims following health and safety breaches.

Elena is happy to help you with any health and safety related queries, big or small.
Elena Fry