Health and safety management — 10 top tips
By Helen Brooks
Health and safety in the workplace involves two different branches of the law, civil and criminal, as well as both corporate and personal responsibility.
Sanctions for breaches of the requirements imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 include unlimited fines and a maximum prison sentence of two years. Additionally, directors found guilty of an indictable offence under this act can be disqualified from holding office as a director for up to 15 years.
Under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, an offence will be committed where failings by an organisation’s senior management are a substantial element in any gross breach of the duty of care owed to the organisation’s employees or members of the public that results in death. Sentencing guidelines recommend fines in excess of £500,000 for companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter…
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