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Alan Bunting MIIRSM. Dip NEBOSH. Grad IOSH.

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

An organisation can be found guilty of an offence under the Corporate Homicide 2007 Act if a fatality is caused by a
gross breach of a relevant duty of care and if the senior management in the company organised its activities in a way that formed a substantial element of that breach.

A senior manager is defined as one who plays a ‘significant’ role in making decisions about how the organisation’s activities are to be managed or organised, or the actual managing or organising of those activities.

The penalties on conviction are:

Unlimited fines

Remedial Orders

Publicity Orders.

While individuals cannot be prosecuted under the Act, they can be personally charged with ‘gross negligence manslaughter’ where life imprisonment is the maximum sentence.

The court will consider:

Compliance with current health and safety law

Compliance with current health and safety guidance

Attitudes, policies, systems, practices or accepted practices within the organisation.

The above criteria, which are contained in the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007, can be used to develop a strategy to try to avoid prosecution and conviction under the Act.

Check that you have in force an effective management system for health and safety

Comply with key legal requirements and HSE guidance

Keep up to date with current guidance and standards

Make sure you have a positive safety culture with positive attitudes to health and safety

Train your managers, including the most senior ones

Make sure your managers are aware of the importance of leadership on health and safety

Make sure you Plan, Do, Check and Act.

NEWS

When considering whether an organisation has committed a gross breach;

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Have an effective management system for health and safety

Comply with key legal requirements and HSE guidance

Keep up to date with current guidance and standards

Make sure you have a positive safety culture with positive attitudes to health and safety

Train your managers, including the most senior ones

Make sure your managers are aware of the importance of leadership on health and safety

Make sure you Plan, Do, Check and Act.


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