Posted by: David Cant | March 15, 2009

Health and safety offences act 2008

The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force in January 2009. Amending Section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it raises the maximum penalties which can be imposed by lower courts on those who breach health and safety legislation from £5,000 to £20,000.

The Act also increases the range of offences for which an individual may be imprisoned in both the lower and higher courts, and makes certain offences, which are currently only triable in the lower courts, triable in both lower and higher courts.

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  1. Hi Just wondering if you would like to add an RSS feed with all our Health and Safety Jobs. I own the site and

    If you are happy to do this one such RSS feed is

    Drop me an email if you have any questions my email is kevin @ oilandgaspeople . com


  2. Great information.

    I think its vital for an OH&S Consultancy to assist organisations in understanding OHS legislation and their legal obligations.

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