Construction Penalties - how prepared are you?

| February 22, 2018

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Health and safety is at the forefront of corporate responsibility, especially with an increasingly hard line being taken in relation to health and safety cases. Penalties for Health and Safety transgressions are rapidly approaching parity with those for other regulatory offences, for example financial misdemeanours. And with the sentencing guidelines for H&S manslaughter offences revised in 2016, how has the environment changed for construction companies and what are the implications for their insurance arrangements?

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