The Prosecution of Individuals for Health & Safety Offences

The Prosecution of Individuals for Health & Safety Offences


5 Jul 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

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Standard price £320

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
2 hours
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The introduction of the sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences led to a dramatic increase in the level of fines imposed on corporate defendants convicted of offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Whilst it is these cases that have attracted most of the publicity, the guidelines also provide for potential prison sentences for individuals who have committed health and safety offences. With the subsequent introduction of guidelines for manslaughter offences, practitioners and those working in industry need to be aware of the range of health and safety offences that individuals can be liable for and the potential penalties that they face.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • The liability of directors, managers, and secretaries of companies under section 37 HSWA
  • Recent trends in the prosecution of directors under section 37 HSWA
  • HSE policies in relation to the prosecution of directors
  • The liability of individuals under section 7 HSWA
  • The liability of the self-employed
  • The prosecution and sentencing of individuals for gross negligence manslaughter
  • Ways of mitigating the risk of prosecution of individuals for health and safety offences

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.