Compliance

Compliance Monitoring

Have you covered all of the statutory issues that affect your buildings?

Every Business has a duty to ensure that buildings under it’s control comply with appropriate statutory, regulatory and corporate standards.

Compliance2In addition to this Businesses are faced with a wide range of Health and Safety responsibilities that fall on building occupiers. Even where rigid policies and procedures are set out at corporate level, responsibilities for their implementation are frequently delegated to service managers in individual properties who do not always appreciate the importance of ensuring that regular checks and control measures are carried out and recorded.
The discovery of non-compliance is often only made as a result of an incident on a particular site, by which time it is too late to do anything about it. In addition to the direct consequences of any incident, the Business could be faced with damage to its reputation, financial loss, individual officers could be faced with legal proceedings and in the worst case, lives of building users could be lost.
The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 came into force in January 2009 and amends section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974. The 2008 Act does not introduce any new legal duties or change any existing ones. It does however give the courts greater powers of sentencing including an increase in the level of penalties for those caught not complying with the existing duties.

Source:http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm

There is a widened range of offences for which an individual can be imprisoned
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