What are the penalties?


1. The fine for failure to comply with Health & Safety Legislation has recently been changed so that an unlimited fine may be imposed per offence.

This has resulted in fines imposed for an accident after the middle of March 2015 having a significant increase in magnitude from any fine imposed for an incident before that date.

According to a study published in the November 2016 SHP Magazine, the average fine per breach of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 between Jan & June 2016 was £296, 131.  In comparison, the average penalty in 2009/10 was £15,817


2. You will have a “record”.

3. Insurance companies may pay lower levels of compensation for loss of a machine if you have not followed the letter of the law, you will have to cover the costs from your own resources.

In 2006, the highest fine ever for a breach of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 was levied against Transco following a gas explosion from a leaking gas main that levelled a house & killed a family of four in Lanarkshire. That fine was £15 Million

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Services We Offer


Estate Health & Safety
Greens are one of the top firms in the country that provide health & safety advise to rural businesses and landed rural estates.

The following is a sample of the range of departments outside the “traditional” ones such as game, forestry, maintenance that Greens have covered

·         Public enterprises
·         Events
·         Hunt
·         PYO fruit
·         Apple juice production
·         Water bottling plant
·         Caravan park
·         Micro brewery
·         Country Park
·         Equestrian centre
·         Holiday cottages
·         Hotel

For further information about the bespoke service that we can provide, please contact us.


Farm Health & Safety
The experience that Andrew Green has of working in a range of farming enterprises and countries has enabled Greens to provide information to its clients that enables them to meet the statutory requirements in a very practical and reasonable manner.

We recognise that farmers and their workers want to comply but they don’t want the gold plated standards that other industries demand and whilst it is a strange selling feature, we aim to provide the basics and if the client  wants more, we will deliver that too.


Health & Safety Training
Greens can provide basic health & safety awareness training to members of estate staff in a manner that is thought provoking, informative and entertaining.

We can also advise clients on what statutory training they require such as chainsaw, quad bike, forklift etc

For those based in the South of Scotland, we are a registered training provider with Lantra and can organise courses with registered instructors to deliver training at a range of venues, primarily the clients own.

For further information about the bespoke service that we can provide, please contact us.

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