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Halton firms warned about health and safety laws

12th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A Widnes accountant has warned Halton firms that they could face substantial charges under new legislation if they are found to breach health and safety laws.

The government's fee for intervention rules mean that businesses must pay £124 an hour for inspections, investigations and enforcement action, with Nigel Holland from Holland & Co Chartered Accountants telling the Runcorn and Widnes Daily News that policies are more important than ever.

Speaking to the news provider, he said: "It only needs a very basic safety mistake in the workplace to have a devastating effect on someone's life.

"Mistakes also costs industry a lot of money as well. The public should not pay these costs and it is only fair that those who do not meet their obligations are made to pay."

Companies that do not comply with health and safety rules could face punishment from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which can deliver substantial fines to those which do not abide by the law.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801468292-ADNFCR


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