HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate

By: Philippa Southwell, Charlotte Waters, Michelle Brewer and Ben Douglas-Jones QC, Mike Appleby and Louise Smail
ISBN: 9781526503220

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About HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate

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? This is an... Read more

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About HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate

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? This 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
Chapter 1: Corporate Governance, Directors’ Duties
Chapter 2: Risk Management
Chapter 3: Business Continuity
PART 2: THE LAW
Chapter 4: Manslaughter and Health and Safety Offences
Chapter 5: Health and Safety Enforcement Notices and Fees for Intervention (FFI)
Chapter 6: Environmental Offences
Chapter 7: Environmental Notices and Sanctions
Chapter 8: Fire Safety Offences and Notices
PART 3: ENFORCEMENT AND SENTENCING
Chapter 9: Enforcement Agencies and Enforcement Policies
Chapter 10: RIDDOR (Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations) and Internal Investigations
Chapter 11: Responding to a Criminal Investigation
Chapter 12: Prosecution – the Court Process
Chapter 13: Sentencing
PART 4: INQUESTS AND CLAIMS
Chapter 14: Coroners’ Inquests and Public Inquiry
Chapter 15: Civil Claims
Chapter 16: Insurance
Appendix: Case Summaries

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 23 May 2019
ISBN: 9781526503220
Binding: paperback
Edition: 1

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