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TOUGHER SENTENCES PROPOSED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFENCES

Posted on May 29, 2013at 8:00 am

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has put forward proposals to significantly increase the penalties for health and safety offences, with recommended fines rising to £20m for larger organisations convicted of corporate manslaughter and up to £10m for cases of fatal health and safety failures. Until now, the largest fine imposed on any offender […]

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CAN FINES FOR INTERVENTION HELP?

Posted on February 01, 2013at 10:39 am

Looking at some recent cases the HSE prosecutions are taking around three years to reach a sentence, during which time the collateral damage associated with the accident must continue to spread, with families and friends, colleagues and employers on all sides all adversely affected in some way. Let us hope that the Fines for Intervention […]

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JOHN OKEY'S VIEW ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CDM REGULATIONS

Posted on January 24, 2013at 12:07 am

The APS has reported that The Health and Safety Executive’s proposed changes to the CDM Regulations were due to be placed before the HSE Board in December 2012 however delays in preparing the draft regulations has resulted in the HSE confirming that they will not now go to their February Board meeting and will only […]

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