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Health and Safety and Criminal Law – An Overview

Health and Safety at Work Act The Health and Safety at Work Act is still the main health and safety legislation in the UK. It is an Act of Parliament (primary legislation) that prescribes general duties to all at work, regardless of the work activity or context. Failure to comply with a duty under the

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HSE Enforcement – When the Inspectors Come Knocking!

  The enforcement of health and safety depends upon the main activity undertaken at a place of work. The Health and Safety Executive typically enforces at higher risk workplaces such as construction sites and factories. Office of Rail and Road (ORR) enforces on the railways. Local Authorities (usually Environmental Health Officers) enforce at lower risk

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