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On 6 April 2008 the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act came into force. The new legislation means that individuals cannot be prosecuted for the offence of corporate manslaughter/homicide. However, as the offence is aimed at cases where management failures lie across an organisation, the organisation would face prosecution and the penalties could be high.
Fines can be up to 10% of a company's turnover and courts can issue a remedial order to address failures and impose a publicity order whereby the offending organisation has to publicise details of the offence.
Advice on complying with legislation can be obtained through a risk management compliance report from Northgate, which can be reviewed and monitored every 12 months.
We will ensure that you are compliant with the following laws:
- The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007
- Health and Safety Act of 1974
- The Road Safety Act
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999