Britain Readies Employers for Corporate Homicide Law

With the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 taking effect on April 6, a special event is planned this week to help raise awareness among employers of their responsibilities. The South Wales Working Well Together Group is holding a mock "interview under caution" event in Cardiff, Wales, on March 6 to show how a senior manager from a small to medium-sized construction company would handle a post-accident interview by police, who are assisted by the HSE. The interview will takesplace in front of an audience of representatives from the construction industry.

Chantal Nicholls, HSE's Principal Inspector for Construction in Wales, said a similar event last year was a success, so the group decided to run another one this year -- and the new legislation gave them an obvious theme. "The interview is a nerve-wracking experience. The scenario is made up, but the line of questioning is exactly the same as any employer could expect if they find themselves the subject of a joint investigation by the Police and HSE. Many who saw last year’s event said it really helped them focus their mind on health and safety issues and served as a reminder about what happens following an incident," she said.

The event will be free for people who work in the construction industry.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue