Updating author: Andrea Tithecott

Summary

  • The Health and Safety Executive and local authorities are empowered to appoint suitably qualified persons as inspectors to enforce health and safety legislation. (See Inspectors)
  • An employer may be served with an improvement notice requiring a health and safety contravention to be remedied within a specified time. (See Improvement notices)
  • An employer may be served with a prohibition notice requiring an activity giving rise to a risk of serious personal injury to be stopped until specified remedial action has been taken. ;(See Prohibition notices)
  • An employer, whether this is a company or an individual, may be prosecuted in the criminal courts. (See Prosecution of an employer)
  • The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which came into force on 6 April 2008, means that it is now far easier than in the past for the authorities to prosecute companies and large organisations. (See Prosecution of an employer)
  • An individual person may be prosecuted in the criminal courts. (See Prosecution of an individual)

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