In summer 2016, I wrote two blog posts about new sentencing guidelines and how to avoid significant fines and custodial sentences. Last month saw the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announce its first figures since they were implemented. Fines handed to duty holders found guilty of safety and health offences increased by 80% in the 12 months to the end of March 2017 – despite a fall in cases prosecuted.
So how do you minimise the potential harm to your employees, ensure your organisation isn’t hit by a big fine and avoid a custodial sentence?
In the second post, I looked at 10 factors to consider when creating a better approach to health and safety through effective and visible leadership.
Following the publication of these figures, I thought it worth re-publishing these:
This might look daunting, but once all these factors have been considered and you have started to lead a culture of responsibility, not just in safety, but across the whole business, the benefits won’t just be financial. And we can help get you there.
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