Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969,
a duty is placed on employers to take out and maintain approved
insurance policies with authorised insurers against the liability
for bodily injury or disease sustained by their employees in
the course of their employment.
must issue a certificate of insurance to employers who take
out or renew policies and the employers must display the certificate
(copy) at each place of business where employees can see it.
& Safety Inspector can request an employer to submit a copy
of a current certificate for inspection. For every day that
the employer is not insured in accordance with the Act, he or
she may be liable, on conviction, for a fine not exceeding £1,000.
Failure to display the certificate or a copy may lead to a fine
of up to £400.