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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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A Guide to Health and Safety Prosecutions

ISBN13: 9780727734815
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £40.00

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Written against the backdrop of increasing fines for health and safety offences against companies and individuals, this practical guide provides directors and managers with straight forward and practical advice on relevant issues.

Using limited jargon, the authors explain the law surrounding health and safety prosecutions such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and analyse the practical issues involved in such prosecutions.

It provides valuable information on enforcement, investigations by the police and HSE, inquests, funding and how a case progresses through the criminal courts and includes detailed information about the issues that an organisation needs to consider when faced with an investigation. There is an extensive chapter explaining the sentencing process for convicted individuals and companies which also details the current trends in this area. It covers manslaughter prosecutions of individuals and companies along with an analysis and explanation of the Corporate Manslaughter Corporate Homicide Bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament and is expected to become law sometime in 2007.

Presented in bite-size chapters that can be read as stand-alone documents, this practical guide provides a knowledgebase for directors and managers, as health and safety issues rise rapidly up the corporate governance agenda.

Health and Safety
Levant Mine Disaster 1919
Prosecuting Employers/Companies
Prosecuting Individuals
Risk, Risk Assessment and Risk
Directors’ Duties
Occupational Road Risk
Going to Court
Judicial Review
Human Rights
Environmental Law
When an Incident Occurs
Appendix 1: Specimen Plea Document
Appendix 2: Flow Diagram Magistrates’ Court
Appendix 3: Flow Diagram Crown Court