The Corporate Manslaughter Act
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate
Homicide Act, was introduced on 6 April 2008 and is a landmark in
law. For the first time companies can now be found guilty of
corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures
resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.
Directors and senior managers face an
increased likelihood of personal fines under existing health and
safety legislation. The act also makes the company liable for heavy
fines together with other sanctions.
We have produced a question and
answer list to help companies understand the impact of the new
Department of Justice website helps you understand its impact
and what the changes mean to your company. Alternatively you can
visit the Health and
Safety Executive website for the answers to some frequently
We have a range of health and safety at work
courses that take you through the safe systems appropriate to your
job. There’s the Risk assessment course
for health and safety managers with an online assessment plus
Managing safely for managers and Working safely for company employees. Please call
08700 10 49 50 for further information on these
and our other health and safety courses near you.