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Offences and penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

This fact sheet outlines the offences and penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). There are a range of offences and penalties under HSWA and regulations Imprisonment is reserved for the most serious offences.

Last updated 25 May 2016

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.