Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

  • repealed
  • Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992: repealed, on 4 April 2016, by section 231(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).
56 Offences by bodies corporate or Crown organisations

(1)

Where a body corporate fails to comply with a provision of this Act, any of its officers, directors, or agents who directed, authorised, assented to, acquiesced in, or participated in, the failure is a party to and guilty of the failure and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the body corporate has been prosecuted or convicted.

(2)

If a Crown organisation fails to comply with a provision of this Act, any of its officers, directors, agents, or employees concerned in the management of the organisation who directed, authorised, assented to, acquiesced in, or participated in the failure is a party to, and guilty of, the failure and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the Crown organisation has been prosecuted or convicted.

Section 56 heading: amended, on 18 October 2002, by section 27(1) of the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002 (2002 No 37).

Section 56(2): added, on 18 October 2002, by section 27(2) of the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002 (2002 No 37).