Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Briefing
- Date: Saturday 1st March 2008
SSG Training and Consultancy will this month present a half day briefing on the soon to be enforced Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Regulations 2007.
The half day briefing will focus on the changing regulations and their potential impact for companies. The new regulations represent a massive change in law as for the first time companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.
The act, which will come into force on April 6th 2008, clarifies the criminal liabilities of organisation including large companies where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.
SSG will be using the briefing as a way of communicating the changes to the act as well as assisting those responsibile for company health and safety in ensuring their health and safety management systems are kept up to date. This will be of importantce in relation to the ways in which these activities are managed or organised by their senior management
Dr Michael Cash – key speaker at the event believes it is important all companies are aware of the changes, particularly as the regulations directly relate to responsibility for workplace accidents and fatalities. ‘At SSG we know how seriously committed local companies are to ensuring safe workplace practises. We hope by providing this briefing delegates will gain a better understanding of the changes, and what is necessary for compliance. Most companies who take their responsibility for health and safety seriously are unlikely to breach of the new provisions. However, companies and organisations should should remain vigeliant and keep reviewing their health and safety management systems, and in particular, the way in which their activities are managed or organised by their senior management.
If you would like any assistance regarding compliance with the new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Regulations 2007 contact our administration team on 08700 43 47 43.