Provides straightforward advice on how to avoid or deal with health and safety prosecutions in a practical manner. The authors explain the law surrounding health and safety prosecutions as detailed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and analyse the practical issues involved in such prosecutions. It provides valuable information on enforcement, investigations by the police and Health and Safety Executive, inquests, funding and how a case progresses through the criminal courts. It also includes detailed information about the issues that an organisation needs to consider when faced with an investigation. There is a chapter explaining the sentencing process for convicted individuals and companies that also details the current trends in this area. The book covers manslaughter prosecutions of individuals and companies along with an analysis and explanation of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill.
Contents: Levant Mine Disaster 1919. Enforcement. RIDDOR. Prosecuting Employers/Companies. Prosecuting Individuals. Risk, Risk Assessment and Risk. Management. Directors' Duties. Regulations. Occupational Road Risk. Manslaughter. Sentencing. Investigation. Inquests. Experts. Funding. Going to Court. Judicial Review. Human Rights. Environmental Law. When an Incident Occurs. - Appendix 1: Specimen Plea Document. - Appendix 2: Flow Diagram Magistrates' Court. - Appendix 3: Flow Diagram Crown Court.