Believe it or not, tree felling is a legally controlled activity. The Forestry Act 1967 creates the legal framework for felling trees in England and Wales. It mandates that a felling licence is required to fell all “growing”, i.e. living,...
If your business has been investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and been found to have breached the law, they may choose to prosecute you. This is usually in relation to a specific incident when someone was injured in your workplace. If the subsequent investigation highlights a significant breach of the health and safety regulations, there are a number of enforcement measures that can be taken against you by HSE. These include:
- Improvement notices
- Prohibition notices
If HSE choose to prosecute you for failing to meet your health and safety obligations it is important that you take expert legal advice as quickly as possible to help protect your position. HSE prosecutions can have serious implications for businesses, both financially and legally.