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
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
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
Working outdoors comes with a set of hazards, especially on hot or sunny days. As an employer, you need to consider the health and welfare of your emp... Read More
Staying safe with sharp instruments
Ask anyone working in healthcare if they understand the hazards and risks to health and safety form the use of needles and sharp instruments (known as... Read More
Occupational health advice - welding
Many people believe that the fumes from welding are a ‘nuisance’ and at worst only a mild risk to health, except, perhaps, for in the case of some spe... Read More
Controlling health risks from soldering and brazing
The control of health hazards at work is one of the Health and Safety Executive’s priorities, and a particular area of concern is the fume and residue... Read More
Fire Safety: It's in the hands of the employer
Would you be comfortable if a fire authority officer called today to check your compliance with your responsibilities under fire safety legislation? T... Read More
Health & Safety changes 2016 - are you up-to-date?
As we start the New Year, we know that there will be changes to health and safety legalisation in the coming months. Here we give you a rundown of wha... Read More
Protection for pregnant employees - assessing and removing workplace risks
When the imminent arrival of a new baby is announced at work, congratulations are quickly communicated – but as an employer, your job doesn’t stop the... Read More