Policy paper

Health and Safety Act 2008: Post-legislative scrutiny memorandum 16 January 2014

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A review of the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 prepared by the Health and Safety Executive on behalf of DWP.

Documents

Health and Safety Act 2008: Post-legislative scrutiny memorandum 16 January 2014

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Detail

This memorandum has been published in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance on making legislation, whereby departments are required to review acts of Parliament within 5 years of their introduction.

This paper:

  • summarises the objectives of the Act and its implementation
  • highlights the guidance produced to help enforce amended legislation
  • details other significant reviews which examine the work of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • makes a preliminary assessment of the impact of the Act
  • provides illustrative examples of the use of the new sentencing powers