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
Is the impact of the revised sentencing guidelines hitting home?
All businesses recognise their need to meet their health and safety responsibilities, but have the revised sentencing guidelines really made a differe... Read More
Health and safety training for business
Did you know that almost every piece of health and safety legislation contains a requirement for employers to provide their workforce with appropriate... Read More
Working with electric and hybrid vehicles - The hazards you need to be aware of
As environmental awareness continues to grow, the use of electric and hybrid vehicles (E&HVs) is steadily increasing. People working in the motor ... Read More
Dogs in the workplace
Quite out of the blue, a couple of months ago our 24/7 advice line began receiving calls about dogs in the workplace and whether it could be allowed. ... Read More
Driving in the course of work duties
There are some pretty sobering statistics when it comes to accidents and deaths caused by driving, and it is, unfortunately, a risk that can’t be comp... Read More
Fatal Workplace Accident Stats 2015-16
The Health and Safety Executive has recently published its annual summary of workplace fatal injury statistics for Great Britain for the year ending 3... Read More
Hot under the collar
Half way through the year and not much sign of summer so far. Many of us will be hoping that it comes soon, preferably on the days we choose to be on ... Read More
New Health & Safety Regulations for Electromagnetic Fields
On July 1st, the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 will come into force in line with the European Directive 2013/35/EU. Howev... Read More
Managing health & safety with common-sense, not nonsense
Every business owner knows that it’s essential to get Health & Safety right, because otherwise, you can leave your organisation open to unnecessar... Read More
Working in the Sun - an occupational health risk
The weather pundits are forecasting another (sic) scorching summer. Today, looking at the rain beating on my office window that’s hard to believe. ... Read More
Do you manage the health and safety of contractors?
Whatever your business, it is important to remember that as an employer, you always have a responsibility for the health and safety of people likely t... Read More