Duration – Half Day

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 that came into force on 6 April 2008, is a landmark in law. 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, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.

By the end of the course, participants will;

• Understand the new ‘The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007’
• Understand directors’ and employees’ statutory duties identify accident causes and plan for prevention through hazard identification, risk assessment and control strategies
• Appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively
• Understand the importance of employee selection and the effect of human factors on health and safety
• Recognise the importance of consultation and communication with employees on health and safety issues
• Appreciate the significance of performance monitoring for continual improvement of health and safety management

Who should attend?
Directors and owners of companies should attend this course in order to help with an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive health and safety management and to give guidance on effective risk management.


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