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    Health and Safety Compliance for Land Agents Engaging Self Employed Workers

    Following the successful prosecution of a firm of land agents by the HSE on the sad death of a sub-contractor carrying out property maintenance work, there has been understandable concern in the profession, given the range of such staff, decorators, forestry, farm and equine workers, etc. with whom rural practitioners and their clients regularly work, often in potentially high risk roles.  These will typically be ‘sole trader’, lone workers and firms will be keen to ensure compliance with the law (both health and safety and the civil law of negligence and occupiers’ liability, and possibly other relevant provisions such as the Animals Act) and, importantly, to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of any such workers they have dealings with.

    This seminar will set out the scope of obligations, suggest a template for compliance and provide an opportunity to explore situations which delegates may have encountered in practice.


    09:30 Registration, coffee available on arrival.

    10:00 A brief review of the law - criminal and civil. An update on recent court cases. 

    11:15 Coffee.

    11:30 Compliance and protection.

    12:30 Case studies from delegates and Q&A session where we will be joined by Mark Simcock who has extensive experience in professional practice and as a livestock auctioneer.

    13:00 Lunch with an opportunity for networking and further discussion (optional).

    Seminar leader

    Carrie de Silva, LlB (Hons) MA  
    Principal Lecturer in Law and Taxation

    To discuss further, please contact Carrie de Silva on 01952 815304,

    Note: the booking form also allows you to order our Health and Safety Case Book (do not order if attending the seminar, a copy is included in the price), Taxation and Equine Law books.  If you order books and are attending the seminar, your book will be ready for collection on the day.  Otherwise, they will be posted.


    See booking form

    Full residential rate: £75.00 per night


    For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

    Short Course Office
    Harper Adams University
    Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 300
    Fax: +44 (0)1952 812 125

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