Employers Liability Crackdown

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are cracking down on employers who are neglecting to insure their compulsory employer’s liability risks. The HSE can impose fines of up to £2500 for any day on which an employer is without suitable insurance. If they do not display the certificate of insurance or refuse to make it available to HSE inspectors when they ask, they can be fined up to £1000.

Recent statistic revealing that up to 20% of small business may be running the risk with no insurance. Unfortunately, lack of knowledge is no excuse as far as the HSE is concerned and they have already set up a telephone helpline where employees can report their employers’ if they believe they do not have the correct cover.

For further advice on employer’s liability insurance contact Tony Gibbs on 0118 9165480 of email tony.gibbs@macbeths.co.uk

Author: James | October 15th, 2010

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