Health and Safety Sentencing Changes - Part 3: Responsibilities for individuals

12 February 2016

In this podcast our health and safety legal experts consider the breaches most often pursued against individuals and the impact the changes will have on  sentencing in these circumstances.

The new Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety offences came into force last week. Are you and your business prepared?

Follow the link below to listen to the third podcast in our series; this podcast is for individuals who are concerned about their health and safety responsibilities within an organisation, and the personal criminal liabilities that may arise if those responsibilities are not properly discharged.

The new guidelines focus on what risk was created (rather than the harm caused) and make clear that custodial sentences will be considered for all but the most minor infringements.  There has been an upward trend in the number of individual prosecutions following health and safety breaches at work in recent years.

In this podcast our health and safety legal experts consider the breaches most often pursued against individuals and the impact the changes will have on sentencing in these circumstances.



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