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FAQ Health & Safety Prosecutions
Health and safety law covers the health, safety and welfare of employees during work hours and is governed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The legislation covering this area of law applies to the whole of Great Britain. Health and safety regulations have undergone review recently, and tougher guidelines on health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene are due to come into force in February 2016. Employers should ensure they are being proactive in the prevention of accidents in the workplace. If allegations have been made against you or your business in relation to health and safety in your workplace, or you find yourself under investigation, contact our solicitors at the soonest opportunity. Prosecutions can result in substantial fines or even a prison sentence so it important you are advised by knowledgeable and experienced solicitors who can give you pragmatic and proactive advice to ensure you have the best possible outcome to any allegations or investigations.
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Keith Tuck Solicitors are highly experienced in a variety of criminal defence services, including health and safety prosecution. We operate in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Give us a call now on 0141 471 9296, or contact us via our online contact form.
If a serious accident or fatality occurs, you will be facing investigation and possible prosecution by the Health & Safety Inspectorate, and potentially the Police, for a range of offences possibly including manslaughter. You and your individual directors and managers could be personally liable.
Similarly, the consequences of an environmental incident such as polluting a waterway or contaminating land may also lead to prosecution. When something like this happens, you will be facing a complex and fast-moving situation. You might not have the time or space to think things through before having to answer questions and make statements.
It is imperative therefore that you get expert legal advice immediately on discovering the incident.
This will help clarify your rights and responsibilities, and ensure you avoid saying or doing anything that might harm your position. Our health and safety solicitors specialise in this area of law and have many years of practical experience dealing with serious health and safety prosecutions. As soon as you contact us, we’ll work quickly to establish the facts and protect your interests. We’ll help you regain a sense of clarity and control, guiding you through the process and providing you with the advice and support you need every step of the way. You can rest assured that our lawyers are recognised as leaders in this area of expertise – and that we will do everything we can to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your business.