Sentencing guidelines impose tough penalties for health and safety and environmental offences: how can you avoid them?
The introduction of the sentencing guidelines in February 2016 has seen health and safety prosecutions treble, particularly in relation to corporate manslaughter, with tougher penalties imposed and fines exceeding GBP20 million being handed down. With fines having a detrimental effect on both turnover and reputation, how can companies protect themselves?
HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate is an accessible reference work that provides guidance to ensure that companies have the correct, stringent risk management and procedures in place in order to protect themselves against exposure to such fines.
Through the use of worked cases studies, checklists and charts the expert advice provided is put into context, whether you are a practitioner needing to advise your client, a company director, an in-house lawyer, or a health and safety professional.
Split into four sections, this new title covers:
Managing Risk; The Law; Enforcement and Sentencing; Inquests and Claims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 536
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
...a practical work that for the first time has sought to synthesize critical aspects of health and safety law and environmental law as it affects corporations and those who manage them...This valuable work thus provides organisations with an insight into how to manage risk in two important regulatory environments. -- The Right Honourable the Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales * From the Foreword *
...a perfect resource offering an effective, quick practical guide of the salient issues, and is well worth the purchase price. -- iosh magazine * iosh magazine *