Health and Safety Sentencing Changes - Part 2: Case study

03 February 2016

In this podcast Natalie Barton, an expert in our health and safety team, applies the new guidelines to a case study to highlight the changes.

Health and Safety offences sentenced after 1st February will receive substantially higher fines than has been the case to date. Large companies can expect fines in excess of £1 million for even relatively minor breaches.

The new guidelines focus on what risk was created (rather than harm caused) and whether that risk was deliberate, accidental or unintended before considering, based on turnover, where the fine starting point (or custodial sentence for individuals) should fall.

In this podcast Natalie Barton, an expert in our Health and Safety team, applies the new guidelines to a case study to highlight the changes.




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