Mark Owen – Health & Safety Expert
Mark teamed up with Peninsula in 2002 as a retained solicitor, advising its clients on a range of issues surrounding employment law and health & safety.
He previously worked as a partner at Weightmans, a top 45 UK law firm, and built considerable experience across the company’s three focuses of commercial, insurance and public sector law.
Mark now works from Peninsula’s Manchester head office. He specialises in helping small businesses with both regulatory investigations and prosecutions in Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.
He is also a member of the Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association, and uses this expertise to present online video content for Peninsula—examining subjects such as the effects of employment law changes on SMEs.
Recent Blog Posts By Mark Owen – Health & Safety Expert
Four health & safety updates you can’t miss
Four big health & safety updates hit UK businesses in early 2019. The British Standard introduced new workplace first aid kits. The EU updated ... Read More
Debunked: 5 health & safety myths
Let me tell you about an employer who told a little white lie. He wasn’t one of our clients, but he ran a small and profitable office-based busines... Read More
Annual employment law changes 2019. Prepare now.
Watch our legal eagle, Mark Owen, explain April 2019’s employment law changes and why they matter to you. Read More
Fire warning: is your business in danger?
Date: 4th January, 2019. Just before 5pm. Location: Spinningfields, Manchester. Venue: The Ivy. The top floor of one of the UK’s largest rest... Read More
The disastrous effects of too much shift work
Hundreds of business across the UK rely on 3.6 million shift workers to deliver their goods and services outside the standard 9-5 workday. While sh... Read More
Watch out: hazards in the modern workplace
Imagine you’re sat in your office. An employee calls and asks you to come down to the shop floor to deal with an emergency. So you sprint into the cor... Read More
An employers' guide to noise management
Do you operate in an industry where noise levels are high? Are you concerned about the impact of noise on your workers? Do you need to control exposur... Read More
Fines TRIPLED for health & safety offences
Businesses that commit health & safety offences now face penalties up to three times greater than ever before. New sentencing guidelines use co... Read More
Two exceptionally simple ways to make your SME safer
As your business grows, it’s easy to forget about some of the basics. Because when staff numbers start soaring and profits increase, your time becomes... Read More
A focus on managing health hazards
For a long time the effective management of health hazards and risks at work has been one of the Health and Safety Executive’s key priorities. Reporti... Read More
Working on fragile roofs
Working on roofs is a precarious matter at the best of times, but if the roof’s integrity is compromised you need extra care to ensure workers are saf... Read More