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 Executiveâ€™s Website.
If the information there looks a little daunting then contact us at Switch and we will help you.