Dillington House Health and Safety Law Update seminar, Tuesday November 25. For immediate release.
COUNCIL BOSSES TO FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES?
(Dillington House seminar to update the public sector on the new Health and Safety law.)
A Health and Safety circular drops on the desk. Busy boss puts it aside to read later. Perhaps he forgets or puts it off...
He could be in deep trouble because a new law makes it far easier to convict the negligent employer of corporate manslaughter.
Already the police are investigating scores of work-related deaths under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act where there has been a gross failing throughout the organisation in the management of health and safety with fatal consequences.
Ten years ago top law firm Eversheds employed four people nationally looking after Health and Safety issues. Today it is 28.
“Over the last decade...