One of the most significant health & safety events of the last decade was the introduction of new sentencing guidelines by the HSE in February 2016. Between 2018 and 2019, 36 separate cases received fines of £500,000 or more, with the single largest fine totalling a staggering £3 million. In 2015 – the last full year without these new guidelines – the total monetary value of fines levied was relatively small, with only 5 cases at or above £500,000. Medium sized businesses, with a turnover between £10 - £50m, found themselves increasingly at risk from crippling fines. So how can these businesses protect their workforce?
Emex is turning 10! To mark this special occasion we have decided to launch a brand new Emex blog, exploring all things EHS. Stay tuned for industry comments, news, and opinion pieces. On this special occasion we would especially like to thank our fantastic clients across the world, who motivate us every day to make Emex the best it can be.