Health and Safety Consultants (Qualifications) Bill (HC Bill 89)




Introduce qualification requirements for health and safety consultants; to
provide accreditation for such consultants; and for connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Consultants’ qualifications

No person shall act as a Health and Safety consultant, or give advice in respect
of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for remuneration unless that person
has a qualification approved, and an accreditation supplied, by the Health and
5Safety Executive.

2 Offences

A person guilty of an offence under section 1 is liable on summary conviction
to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

3 Health and Safety Executive: recovery of costs

10The Health and Safety Executive may charge fees to recover its costs in
carrying out its functions under this Act.

4 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Health and Safety Consultants (Qualifications) Act

(2) 15This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales, and Scotland.