With the 2016 Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines now in full force, the number of directors prosecuted by HSE has tripled in the last year, accompanied by a dramatic rise in the value of fines. One company was recently fined £38.6m for a Health & Safety breach – that’s nearly triple the cost of the largest fine in 2015.
Simon Gubbins, Managing Director at Robison & Co, said: “With this level of financial penalty now in force, it is highly advisable that business owners review their current insurance policies to ensure they have adequate and appropriate cover.
“Health and Safety is a particularly high area of risk for manufacturing companies and we have worked with numerous businesses in this sector. From employee safety and business interruption costs, to public liability and product recalls, we will work with you to identify and develop comprehensive, bespoke insurance policies based on your specific needs. It’s all part of the good thinking that goes into building cover that’s right for your business — we concentrate on your risk, so you can concentrate on running your business.”
Robison & Co specialise in insurance solutions for manufacturers. If you’re concerned about how the 2016 Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines could affect your businesses and would like a free audit of your existing policies, please call Robison today on 01730 265500. We’d be happy to discuss your current needs and ascertain your level of risk.