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
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
Take Notice of a Notice
When an inspector serves an Improvement Notice or a Prohibition Notice it is important that employers treat them as important. The Notice is a formal ... 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
Don't slip-up in the provision of protective footwear and clothing during icy conditions
A case recently considered by the Supreme Court centred on whether employees working outside in dangerous wintry conditions should be supplied with fo... 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
Are Higher Penalties on the horizon for Health and Safety offences?
New sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences in England and Wales that were confirmed last November come in to effect on the 1 February 20... 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
Health and Safety training and your business
You may think that providing health and safety training is just a matter of common sense and good practice, but it’s actually a legal requirement – no... Read More
Don't trip up or get burnt this Christmas
As we run up to Christmas, businesses across the country will have recruited seasonal staff to cope with increased demand for goods and services. Stoc... Read More
Rule changes regarding pesticide use
The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 regulate the sale and use of pesticides, weed and pest killers, growth promoters and ... 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