Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Andrew Katzen and Claire Wallace from Kickman & Rose solicitors offer a case study with lessons on how to manage each stage of an organisation's response.
Updated to include information on a £5 million fine for health and safety breaches.
Things continue to go badly wrong in the waste sector, even at an HSE "good practice" case study organisation, reports Howard Fidderman.
The Government consults on draft sentencing guidelines for organisations convicted of corporate manslaughter and health and safety breaches that result in death.
This week's case of the week, provided by Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, covers employers' liability for accidents.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers' criminal liability for health and safety breaches.