Financial penalties and imprisonment are on the increase!
This Act raises the maximum fine which may be imposed in the lower Courts, to £20,000 for most Health & Safety offences.
It makes imprisoment an option for more offences in all Courts.
It alos makes certain offences triable in all Courts.
The idea of the Act is to ensure that all companies take Health & Safety seriously so be aware! Get help when it comes to risk management, talk to your insurer, your insurance broker or ask a consultant to look at the risks your business faces.
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