We are often asked in our training as to whether individuals as well as companies can be prosecuted by the UK Health and Safety Executive and to provide examples of these individual prosecutions. There were a number of such prosecutions in September 2017 clearly illustrating that in the event of a serious process safety accident individual company directors and managers can be prosecuted in addition to their companies. I have provided links to 4 of the press statements released after these prosecutions:

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/waste-processing-company-and-director-fined-after-workers-death/

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-and-directors-fined-after-multiple-safety-failings/

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/construction-company-and-project-manager-fined-after-multiple-safety-failings/

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/former-bakery-director-sentenced-after-worker-falls-and-dies/

 

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