With a Foreword by Norman Selwyn, this book provides safety professionals and business leaders with, not just a legal argument for how and why compliance with the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is important, but also the compelling human argument. A moving Introduction is provided by Roy Thornley, a member of the Advisory Council at the Centre for Corporate Accountability and the police senior investigating officer of the Lyme Bay canoe tragedy.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 means that companies' internal control of health and safety is a business risk that senior managers can no longer regard as a minor matter. Directors must act immediately to raise the status of health and safety so that it assumes the same level of boardroom importance as other business risks.
This book looks at the background to the Act, identifying why there was a need for change. It details the provisions of the Act, including sentencing and penalties for any breaches, and gives practical advice, including model policies and records on how to comply with this and other health and safety legislation as part of a robust management system.
There is also guidance on how to prepare and train staff in the event of a fatal incident, information on the role of accident investigators and the enforcing authorities, and advice on how to communicate such events to employees, victims' families and friends, and the press.
The Need for Change. Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Health and Safety. Management Systems. Contingency Planning. Model Policies and Records.