Health & Safety Legislation

Health & Safety Legislation

  • Health & Safety legislation is heavy stuff, but defaulting is criminal and is backed with heavy prison sentences and unlimited fines.
  • Companies can be closed with prohibition notices.
  • Insurances may be void without Health & Safety compliance and claims refused.
  • Some companies have even been sued by their employees for not applying due diligence to their safety and welfare!
  • Environmental Officers have a right to enter and inspect any premises. They will look for a general knowledge and awareness of the Health & Safety at Work Act and the duties imposed on employers and employees.

How do I know what legislation applies to my business?
There is excellent guidance available on the Health & Safety Executive’s Website.
If the information there looks a little daunting then contact us at Switch and we will help you.