If your shoot has five or more employees at any one time it is a legal requirement to have a written Health and Safety Policy. You may be liable to criminal prosecution, leading to a significant fine and/or imprisonment if you do not have one.
Even if the shoot does not have employees, it still makes sense to document your Health and Safety policy:
Greater safety consciousness will reduce accidents and no one wants their day spoilt by an avoidable accident.
|Document title||Document date|
|BASC Health and Safety Guidance|
|Health and Safety Policy Statement|
|Risk Assessment Form (Word)|
|Risk assessment form|
Assistance with Field Sports Health & Safety, Risk Assessment.
Visits & Discussion with Your Team, please contact;
Tel: 01244 573063
Date in force: January 16 2009
What it will do
The Act amends s.33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, to raise the maximum penalty the lower courts can dish out from £5,000 to £20,000. It will also allow some offences, previously limited to the lower courts, to be tried in higher ones, which have the power to pass stiffer - often unlimited - penalties. Therefore, it will make a custodial sentence an option for a wider range of health and safety offences. The Act doesn't impose any additional legal duties.
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