Two announcements suggest that the government is turning up the heat on health and safety for employers who ignore or fail to follow basic health and safety rules.
In February 2016 the most fundamental change in health and safety law will take place in over 40 years when new sentencing guidelines will be introduced. They will ramp up fines for health and safety offences by as much as 10 times current levels, which in some cases could get to £10m. As well as this more custodial sentences for directors and managers are being encouraged.
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