Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
2 November 2015
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The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
Adrian Young of BM TRADA describes the National Structural Timber Specification and explains how structural engineers will use it in practice.
This month's article from Griffiths & Armour explains the benefits of net contribution clauses (NCCs) and clauses which limit an engineer's liability. The intention behind an NCC is for an engineer’s liability in a multi-party dispute to be limited to an equitable proportion of any losses. It seeks to modify the effects of joint and several liability, a principle which otherwise applies in circumstances where more than one party is liable to the same claimant for the same loss.
Recent events This article draws attention to such topical events as the publication of the Lofstedt report, the Health and Safety Executive's interpretation of "appropriate action" and firms prosectuted over the mis-handling of asbestos.