Carrie Wood

CTSI/ Ashfords LLP

Ashfords and CTSI'S Regulatory Services

About Carrie Wood

Carrie is Head of Health and Occupational Safety for Ashford HSE in the Business Risk and Regulation Team.

She is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and a Graduate Member of IOSH. Carrie is a Registered Public Health Practitioner, on the UK Public Health Register, one of less than 250 in the UK.

Carrie has worked in London Local Authority''s; City of London, Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Newham and specialises in public health in the wider context and occupational safety. Carrie has also worked in the NHS in acute and community settings as well as in the private sector.

Carrie advises clients on regulatory matters and provides primary authority direct and coordinated agreements as well as assured advice to mitigate risk and reduce the burden of inspection on businesses from regulators.

Ashfords LLP and CTSI have a strategic partnership to deliver regulatory consultancy recently winning an award for innovation for our implementation of the Governments Better Regulation agenda through direct and coordinated primary authority and legal services to businesses.

Our seminar will focus on our new regulatory services for businesses and explaining the changes the new Enterprise Act 2016 is going to bring to farms in particular which are regulated by the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and DEFRA enforced.

Changes to the Better Regulation agenda of particular interest to the Agricultural community are;

1. Supporting Regulators

Supporting Regulators such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Department of Health (DoH), The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Environment Agency (EA) and Department of Food and Rural affairs (DeFRA) will be required to act consistently with primary authority advice

2. Single Businesses

Primary Authority assured advice will be available to business that operate from just one site; previously a businesses needed to operate across two or more Local Authority boundaries.

This means every business no matter how small can benefit for less burdensome regulation and reducing their risk profile to the regulator.

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