Health and Safety

In an area where legislative change is a constant, our lawyers have the specialist knowledge necessary to advise clients across the full spectrum of their health and safety issues.

Our expertise:

Our Health and Safety Group advises on compliance and defence of prosecutions and works closely with businesses to help them deal with the impact of an accident in the workplace.

European and Irish health and safety legislation is under constant revision, and we help our clients to manage this changing landscape, in relation to their employees and to their contractual obligations with others. This is particularly relevant to construction projects, and McCann FitzGerald has close links with all of the key stakeholders in the industry including the Construction Industry Federation and the various consultants’ bodies as regards health and safety.

Key areas:

Although our specialists' experience is more commonly called upon (simply because of the nature of the industry) in construction, we have experience across all sectors, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Transport
  • Healthcare

In each of these industry sectors, we provide advice to businesses regarding their statutory obligations to employees and to members of the public. We also act on behalf of clients in defending criminal prosecutions or other forms of enforcement steps taken by the enforcement agency, the Health and Safety Authority, or the Director of Public Prosecutions. This role involves not just defence of the criminal prosecution but also assistance during the investigatory stages following an incident both for internal purposes and before, and during, interviews under caution.

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