Directors Responsibilities

Relevant Legislation:

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) Section 37(1) deals with the personal liability of Directors and Senior Managers for health and safety offences.

‘Where an offence under any of the relevant statutory provisions is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate or a person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly'.

Relevant Legislation:

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (2007)

This Act was introduced in order to make it easier to prosecute Companies for health and safety failings which have resulted in a fatality.


Every Director in every business should understand their responsibilities under Health and Safety legislation.  Houghton Safety Services Ltd can offer a 2 hour informative and thought provoking presentation which sets out exactly what every Director should know.

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