Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Directors’ Duties

Health and Safety

Health and safety must be seen as a priority those running any organisation.   We can advise you what systems and practices need to be in place and how directors can discharge their legal obligations. Directors need to be aware that if a health and safety offence is committed with their consent, connivance or as a result of their neglect, they can be prosecuted personally and can be fined, imprisoned and disqualified as a director.

Health and safety legislation is enforced through Local Authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  You need to know what to do when an inspector calls. A successful criminal prosecution can result in fines for the company and custodial sentences for directors and senior managers.