Health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences

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Post 1 October 2013 On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents occurring from...

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Post 1 October 2013 On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) rewrote section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...

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There are procedural requirements that practitioners must be aware of when appealing sentences imposed in health and safety cases to the Crown Court or to the Court of...

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This Practice Note sets out the role, powers and functions of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). What is the CQC? The CQC is a non-departmental statutory body, sponsored...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes provision to...

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This Practice Note sets out the powers and practice of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) when conducting inspections and reviews of registered care providers. What is the...

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As there is no route for a statutory appeal from the coroner’s court, the supervisory jurisdiction of the Administrative Court is important for those who wish to...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6 April 2015. Their purpose is to make health and safety a fundamental and...

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and make it clear...

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Penalties The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’). They are an example...

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place controls, so that...

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Industrial diseases The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), SI 2002/2677, is one of the most important health and safety laws for any...

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This tracker is focused on healthcare and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of...

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The specific offence of corporate manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007). The CMCHA 2007 extends to the whole...

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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the UK and introduced the offence of corporate manslaughter (known, in...

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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act...

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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) extends to the whole of the United Kingdom and introduced the offence of corporate manslaughter...

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This Practice Note provides a summary of key prosecutions for health and social care offences brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England since 2015. This...

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What is the HSE? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator for work-related health and safety in Great Britain. Its mission is to prevent death,...

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General duties under the Companies Act 2006 Section 172(1) of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) creates a general duty on a director to: ‘… act in the way he considers, in...

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Interfering with safety offence Every employee is under a duty, while at work, to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other people who may be...

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What are the hazards? Around 1000 electrical accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) every year and 25 people die of their injuries. The main...

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This Practice Note summarises the key offences which can be committed under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) and the process for their prosecution...

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A coroner (or a jury where there is one) is required to make a determination at the end of an inquest of the matters which were ascertained from the investigation process...

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This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it looks at: • the...

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