The Health and Safety Executive and local authorities are responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation. Each has a range of tools at their disposal in seeking to secure compliance with the law and ensure a proportionate response to offences. For more serious offences, inspectors may serve improvement or prohibition notices and they may prosecute or, in Scotland, report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) with a view to prosecution.
Latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that in 2015/16:
To make sure you are complying with legislation, login to Allianz Legal online to prepare your business's policies and procedures.
Allianz Legal Online helps you to: