HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate

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Description

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 £20 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Managing Risk
1 Corporate Governance, Directors' Duties
2 Risk Management
3 Business Continuity
Part 2 The Law
4 Manslaughter and Health and Safety Offences
5 Health and Safety Enforcement Notices, Fee for Intervention (FFI) and Cautions
6 Environmental Offences
7 Environmental Notices and Sanctions
8 Fire Safety Offences and Notices
Part 3 Enforcement and Sentencing
9 Enforcement Agencies and Enforcement Policies
10 RIDDOR and Internal Investigations
11 Responding to a Criminal Investigation
12 Prosecution – the Court Process
13 Sentencing
Part 4 Inquests and Claims
14 Coroners' Inquests and Public Inquiry
15 Civil Claims
16 Insurance

Product details

Published 01 Aug 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781526503244
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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